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Incorporating multiple intelligence theory into science instruction

No Child Left Behind Act has led to high stakes testing and a one size fits all curriculum. Many teachers only focus on reading, writing, and arithmetic and even though they know, there are many other ways to learn. It is important for teachers to emphasize other ways of learning for student success. Howard Gardner asserts that every child has various intelligences for learning. The more teachers nurture all the various intelligences, the better for acquisition of knowledge and skills by the student. 
 An evaluation of research from the areas of education and psychology, including researchers such as Howard Gardner, Caroline Tomlinson, David H. Rose and Anne Meyer was utilized.
 Multiple Intelligences Theory focuses on the many different ways students learn. The application of this theory in the classroom allows all students to have success. This curriculum incorporates this theory into an astronomy unit as well as the theories of Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning. The unit can be used in any eighth grade, California science classroom or be adapted into another grade level in any state.

Project (M.A., Education (Curriculum and Instruction))--California State University, Sacramento, 2013.

No Child Left Behind Act has led to high stakes testing and a one size fits all curriculum. Many teachers only focus on reading, writing, and arithmetic and even though they know, there are many other ways to learn. It is important for teachers to emphasize other ways of learning for student success. Howard Gardner asserts that every child has various intelligences for learning. The more teachers nurture all the various intelligences, the better for acquisition of knowledge and skills by the student. An evaluation of research from the areas of education and psychology, including researchers such as Howard Gardner, Caroline Tomlinson, David H. Rose and Anne Meyer was utilized. Multiple Intelligences Theory focuses on the many different ways students learn. The application of this theory in the classroom allows all students to have success. This curriculum incorporates this theory into an astronomy unit as well as the theories of Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning. The unit can be used in any eighth grade, California science classroom or be adapted into another grade level in any state.

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