Research Colloquium on ” Innovative Teaching methods Using Multiple Intelligence “

Date: 19.03.2022

Topic:  Innovative Teaching Methods Using Multiple Intelligence

Presented by: Dr.R.Ravi, Principal, MJCOE

Participants: Student Teachers, Prospective Teacher Educators and Teacher Educators

The research colloquium programme was inaugurated by Dr.R.Ravi, Principal, Michael Job Memorial College of Education for Women. A total of 52 participated in this colloquium. The session was engaged by Dr.R.Ravi, Principal, MJCOE.He presented on the topic “Innovative Teaching Methods Using Multiple Intelligence.” This session mainly focused on the types of intelligences and their educational implications in teaching.

 A short description of the Session:

The theory of multiple intelligence was first proposed by American Psychologist Howard Gardner. He defines intelligence as a ‘Bio-psychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture’. The presenter explained that the Multiple Intelligence theory states that it is for the benefit of both the students and the teachers. Identifying a student’s intelligence helps the teacher to choose appropriate teaching-learning styles and activities for the students in the classroom and guide their learning journey more successful. Furthermore the presenter also elucidated according to this theory that people are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have. There are nine types of intelligences present in each person  A person may have two or more dominant intelligences and some have a balance of all eight intelligences. The nine intelligences are Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Spatial/Visual, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalist and existential. The presenter explained all the nine intelligences with suitable examples.

 Finally, the presenter emphasized that the teacher should know about the above nine multiple intelligences and implement them in their classroom environment by choosing appropriate teaching methods for the development of students’ community.

Discussion Session:

            At the conclusion of the session of the colloquium, a discussion was convened by Dr. R.Ravi, Principal, Michael Job Memorial College of Education for Women. He called upon participants to intensify interaction pertaining to the role of multiple intelligences in teaching learning process in this digital world. Finally Dr.R.Ravi, Principal, shared his views on importance of adopting innovative teaching methods based on the need of students through identifying students’ intelligences. By this colloquium, participants gained sufficient knowledge about multiple intelligences and the session was really a precious and valuable one.

Leave a Reply