EDU 416 EDU416 Week 2 Discussion 1 and 2

EDU 416 EDU416 Week 2 Discussion 1 and 2

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EDU 416 Week 2 Discussion 1 and 2

Howard Gardner, David Perkins, and Robert Sternberg have all been rather effective in helping increase the knowledge of the meaning of intelligence and applications of this information to education.Theories of Intelligence.

  • If your last name begins with A-H:
    Read about the theory of Howard Gardner. Discuss at least one interesting fact from this theorist and your rationale for why you find it interesting for discussion. How does this theory relate to your personal learning styles and experiences of how you were taught in school? Give one specific example that you remember of an experience from school that relates to this theory.
  • If your last name begins with I-Q:
    Read about the theory of David Perkins. Provide a short summary of this theory and discuss how it relates to the development of intelligence. Which one of his three intelligences would most likely be developed in a classroom and how can teachers support this development?
  • If your last name begins with R-Z:
    Read about the theory of intelligence proposed by Robert Sternberg. Discuss the significance of his theory. Then, argue the importance of having knowledge of intelligence theories for effective instruction in the classroom.
    Guided Response: Review and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Discuss at least one additional fact that you learned from your peers' discussion of the three intelligence theories. Also include any ideas on how teachers can incorporate this knowledge into their teaching practice.
  1. Defining Intelligence [CLOs: 1 & 2 ]. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Some researchers have proposed that intelligence is a single, general ability, while others argue that intelligence incorporates a range of aptitudes, skills and talents. Conduct some research on different definitions of intelligence and describe your findings. Debate the accuracy of various definitions and provide your own academic definition of intelligence? 
    Guided Response: Review and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Comment on their personal definitions of intelligence and add to the validity and clarity of this definition by referencing research that you utilized to compose your own definition. 

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