Hello everyone! My full name is Le Thi Hoai Thu of group 3 of the primary training subject. Today I post my writing on this page to share my understanding about the brain-based research and multiple Intelligences in our teaching.
As we known, the human brain is a complex organ that allows us to think, move, feel, see, hear, taste, and smell. It controls our body, receives information, analyzes information, and stores information (our memories). Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/. Through the rain-based research, our brain is very flexible and miracal. In education, having a good knowledge of brain-based research is very necessary. In order to encourage students teacher should know what are they thinking? what are they needing?. Especially, children belongs to early stage that their brain develops quickly than other stage. In order to help them have a good result in their working or studying, adult people should design various activities. However, the knowledge should be enough (not too much) to ensure that they can do it well. For example, it is very good if we teach our children when they are small. The reason for this is the early stage is the fastest-growing of the human brain . In this case, parents can create some way to motivate them such as: let them see cartoon films or learn through posters because children mainly learn through multisensory.
Another section i want to share is the multiple intelligences and its applications. The multiple intelligences (MI) which were purposed by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book “Frames of Mind” talk about seven kinds of intelligence. They are verbal/linguistic intelligence, logical/mathematical intelligence, spatial/visual intelligence, bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence, musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence. Thanks to the division of multiple intelligences, it brings many achievements in different fields of our society, especially education. In education, basing on seven kinds of multiple intelligences teacher can find out the strong points and weak points of their student is his/her class. Teacher can use multiple intelligence test to ask students share their opinion about themselves. Teacher provides a sequence of questions relating many kinds of intelligence then students read and tick in their suitable statements. Teacher can base on students’ answers and find out which kind of intelligence their students belong to. This MI test is very useful for a teacher because it can help his or her have a good orientation. For example in an English learning class with majority of students belong to verbal or linguistic intelligence, teacher should involve student into the lesson with linguistic activities. Teacher can ask student to role play in the class or tell story,…etc to help them use their language more effectively. Furthermore, students can avoid being bored with simple lessons in the class before. Besides, students also have many chances to develop their ability more deeply. In fact, almost people loves doing something which they are good at and hate doing something which they are bad at. This requires teacher to design a list of multiple intelligence questions to find out which aspect their students belong to. Basing on the finding of strong points and weak points of students, teacher can provide the useful lessons in the class. It is easy for them to help their students because they know their students’ weak points and strong points then they know which activity their students are interested in.
In conclusion, my writing mainly talks about the implication of brain-based research and seven kinds of intelligence and its applications in teaching. I hope that I can receive many comments to make my writing more perfect.
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