Howard Gardner, ‘understandings involve a mix of mental representations, entailing different intelligences’. Gardner identifies at least seven intelligences, and it is now thought that there are at least eight. Try assessing your own balance of intelligences by completing the questionnaire
rule; words and language are important; present and past; mathematics and science; need order; practical; prefer safety. Use feelings; need to know the whole picture; imagination rules; symbols and images are important; present and future; understand space and shape; believe; consider possibilities; prepared to take risks.
We have different learning preferences Teachers tend to have a preference for delivery We need to be conscious that some pupils may not be ‘hard-wired’ to learn in the way that we deliver lessons If we can adapt to deliver in a variety of styles, it is more likely that pupils will learn better 12