Intelligences and Learning Styles (K-12)


Have you ever witnessed a normally high achieving student shut down when given an assignment that involved creativity? Have you ever watched a student you hadn’t imagined would be interested light up when given a certain project? Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko reveal how different intelligences play a crucial and critical role in student learning in their book, Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity and Success. Sternberg, a professor, psychologist, and former president of the American Psychological Association, expands on his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence and brings the effects and implications of these different intelligences to K-12 settings. His WICS model (Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity-Synthesized) will give you a deeper understanding of how students learn and will provide you with the tools needed to create lessons and assessments to promote different thinking skills. Sternberg’s model is both useful and practical and will change the way you think about teaching and assessing.

Educators taking this course will analyze different learning styles. They will learn strategies to teach and assess analytical, creative and practical intelligences. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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