18 mars 2014

Gardner om lärstilar

Jag har tidigare skrivit och uttryckt mig skeptiskt mot lärstilsidén som den presenterats i utbildningssammanhang. Många är de lärstilsförespråkare som hänvisar till Howard Gardners forskning och teori om multipla intelligenser.
Gardner distanserar sig och sin forskning till lärstilsidén av flera skäl och menar att  “multiple intelligences” somehow became synonymous with the concept of “learning styles.” In this important post, Gardner explains why the former is not the latter."
Därför tipsar jag nu om vad Gardner själv säger om detta. Se länk - Här  ...och han avslutar med följande...
As an educator, I draw three primary lessons for educators:
1.       Individualize your teaching as much as possible. Instead of “one size fits all,” learn as much as you can about each student, and teach each person in ways that they find comfortable and learn effectively. Of course this is easier to accomplish with smaller classes. But ‘apps’ make it possible to individualize for everyone.
2.        Pluralize your teaching. Teach important materials in several ways, not just one (e.g. through stories, works of art, diagrams, role play). In this way you can reach students who learn in different ways. Also, by presenting materials in various ways, you convey what it means to understand something well. If you can only teach in one way, your own understanding is likely to be thin.
3.       Drop the term “styles.” It will confuse others and it won’t help either you or your students.
Vad jag förstår är det mycket kloka råd.

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