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We all know that each person has different strengths, abilities and skills. I was first introduced to the concept of "multiple intelligences" when I read Howard Garner's book on the subject. I finally found a way to explain why I felt like I learned differently to other people. And why journaling was such an important aspect of my life.
When I was growing up the traditional schooling methods basically focused on linguistic and logical learning, with a limited range of teaching techniques to embrace and encourage visual learners. In fact, I remember being told to, "Stop doodling and pay attention!".
What my teachers did not understand is that the doodling was embracing many of my learning styles.
The eight learning styles as explained by Howard Garner in his book Multiple Intelligences:
Visual: When a student prefers using pictures, images for learning and understanding.
Audio: When a student prefers using the sound and music for learning and understanding.
Verbal: When a student prefers using words, both in speech and writing.
Kinesthetic: When a student prefers using his body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical: When a student prefers using the logical and mathematical systems for learning.
Interpersonal: When you prefer to learn in groups or with other people instead of alone.
lntrapersonal: When you prefer to work alone and use self-study.
Naturalistic: When you learn best by studying nature and the environments around you.
Nowadays the educational process involves many new strategies, and the old styles have changed. We might wonder why is it important to identify the notion of individualized learning styles?
But it is really important to understand your best learning styles so that you can implement the best practice strategies into your daily activities.
Can you identify your abilities and skills? How do you learn best?
See the Article on Blogher.com: http://www.blogher.com/what-do-you-know-about-learning-styles
Want the Book? Howard Garner: Multiple Intelligences