This project aims to increase primary school educators’ understanding of multiple intelligences and to help them increase their abilities to create early learning activities that serves all kinds of intelligences, i.e. all individual child in their classrooms.
This project is designed to increase awareness of the fact that there are different kinds of intelligences and it is possible to support each intelligence through creative and integrated activities in early childhood classrooms.
While thousands of schools around Europe have adopted MI (Multiple Intelligences) teaching practices, most continue to educate students using the traditional logical-mathematical and linguistic methods. We are investigating schools using Dr. Gardner's theory of MI and try to establish a clear indicator how and by how much the MI contributes to improved test scores, discipline, parent participation, and success for students with learning disabilities.
Our project aims to increase primary school educators’ understanding of multiple intelligences and to help them increase their abilities to create early learning activities that serves all kinds of intelligences, i.e. all individual child in their classrooms. We also aim to develop and try new participative teaching methods and management skills in pre-/primary school education and make them accessible to a broad public. The starting point for this purpose is the Multiple Intelligence Theory from Howard Earl Gardner. The teaching and learning content of the project therefore includes derived didactic and practical exercises for children.
Our main platform for communication and sharing our work is eTwinning/TwinSpace as it has already been, and providing us both teachers and students a safe and easy to use interface. Apart from them, Skype for mainly conference calls and for live chats in class, WebEx and also through blog posts on our websites. For relevant stakeholders we would use our website, blog, newsletter, personal invite to our schools, in some cases fliers, brochures and posters to promote the project locally.
The activities and workshops planned in the project will get the students with tendency of early school leave back more into school life, parents and students back into more social life, seniors back into more active life, and waste materials back to usage.
Emphasizing a reduction even 1% in early school leaving in a year means half a million qualified individuals. For this reason we would like to share our experiences and develop new methods about how to tackle early school dropouts. We believe this Erasmus+ Project on this topic will help educators and members of European Union to determine and apply new policies to reduce early school leaving. Everyone learns differently and everyone has unique interests. But surely some techniques and methods are more effective than others. At the end of the project a report on "What works best for our students", will be shared.