Countryside Camp and Conference CentreCamp Shalom Staff Training 2006 Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences Dr. R. van Oostveen University of Ontario Institute of Technology Tuesday June 20, 2006
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Who can learn? • Walking • Talking • Playing games • Interacting in socially appropriate ways • Driving a car – even with a manual transmission • Other examples: ?
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Intelligence – what is it? • It was observed that the gaps between children's mental ages and their chronological ages widened as the children got older. The 6-year-old with the mental age of 8 had a mental age of 12 by the time he was 9 and a mental age of 16 by the time he was12. Similarly, the 6-year-old with a mental age of 4 had a mental age of 6 when he was 9 and a mental age of 8 when he was 12. In 1912, the German psychologist, William Stern, noticed that even though the gap between mental age and chronological age widens as a child matures, the ratio of mental age to chronological age remains constant (and, as we will see, remains essentially constant throughout life). This constant ratio of mental age divided by chronological age was given the name "Intelligence Quotient". Actually, the intelligence quotient is defined as 100 times the Mental Age (MA) divided by the Chronological Age (CA).IQ = 100 MA/CA (http://www.geocities.com/rnseitz/Definition_of_IQ.html)
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • How do we measure IQ? • Using a test that measures such things as attention, memory, and verbal skills using a mix of written and oral questions delivered by a trained psychologist • Statistically, the population is centred on a score of 100 (normal distribution)
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Does IQ matter? • Remember how IQ is measured. Is this the only way we know (learn) things? • Enter Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (stage left)
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Think about your experiences when you need to learn something • Activity (briefly discuss with your neighbours) • How do you feel when you need to learn something? • How do you increase your motivation to learn something?
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Does the way a concept/idea is presented matter to how you learn? • Learning Styles (Learning Styles) • Howard Gardiner and Multiple Intelligences (Multiple Intelligences I , Multiple Intelligences II, and Multiple Intelligences III)
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • What Multiple Intelligences do you have? • Take the quiz
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • What does all of this have to do with you as staff members at Camp Shalom this summer? Think, Pair, Share.
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Hebrews 12:1-3 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences • Assignment In small groups of 2-3, suggest as many different ways, referring to learning styles and multiple intelligences, that you can help the campers to come to know (learn) the theme for this year. • Present your ideas.
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences Serve the campers with great (learning) style and have a wonderfully multiply intelligent summer!