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“Multiple Intelligences” Academic Session – New Ways For Teachers To Think About Students

Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT)

Haward Gardener’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) has revolutionized the concept of Intelligence and IQ .The MI theory replaces the question, “Is the person Intelligent?” with “In what ways is this person Intelligent?” With MI theory, teachers can help their students to recognize and value their strengths and identify their learning styles, while developing the areas which are less strong. Teachers can handle mixed ability classes and make their teaching more effective by using Multiple Intelligence Theory.

The Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory suggests that no one set of teaching strategies will work best for all students at all times. All children have different proclivities in the seven intelligences, so any particular strategy is likely to be successful with several students, and yet, not for others. Because of these individual differences among students, teachers are best advised to use a broad range of teaching strategies with their students. As long as teachers shift their intelligence emphasis from lesson to lesson, there will always be a time during the period or day when a student has his or her own highly developed intelligence(s) actively involved in learning.

Ms. Farzana Salman brings along sixteen years of diverse experience of teaching English at secondary and Higher secondary level. She has served as an ELT trainer at PAF Teachers’ Training Institute Islamabad along with teaching at different Air Force, Army and Bahria colleges. Farzana Salman was one of the eleven secondary English teachers selected by the Pakistan Fulbright Commission to participate in a groundbreaking English Language Teaching Institute at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Date: Saturday, 26th January 2013
Time: 3:00pm onwards
Address: SPELT House: Suite 101, Plot No. C-28, Khyaban-e-Ittehad, Lane 12, Phase II Ext. DHA Karachi, Pakistan.
Phone: 0333-3754250

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