So part of the learning this week asks to critically reflect on a theory used in the past. Probably the most recent was using Multiple Intelligences to create lesson plans on prac experience. At the time my understanding of the theory and it’s application, was to implement a lesson that would be engaging for every student, because there was some part(s) that best suited their learning needs.
While this could in fact have merit it would mean that over the whole lesson, there is potentially only a small component that may be engaging for an individual student. The alternative viewpoint is that good lessons will come from the basis of the student’s interests and characteristics, and utilising different learning styles, serves to keep tasks and learning dynamic, interesting, and most importantly, engaging all students through a variety of different learning styles.
Open for comments, and will be seeking to analyse and reflect on this further on the next prac.