🥇 Top Rated Eye Level Learning Centers In The World - Book a FREE Assessment Today.
Eye Level NY Logo
Self-Directed Learning & Multiple Intelligence

Self-Directed Learning & Multiple Intelligence

Have you heard of “Self Directed Learning” and “Multiple intelligence (MI)?” As these represent the current trend in education, let’s find out what they are.

The concept of Multiple Intelligences was first formulated by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Whereas linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences are centrally addressed and nurtured by the three Rs of traditional education, other forms of intelligence, including musical, bodily-kinesthetic, and spatial, provide alternative means of accessing knowledge, according to Gardner’s scheme. CLICK HERE

How to Guide the Child to Become Self-Directed

1. Think outside the box
“Student with high intelligence quotient (IQ) is smart” “Student who studies for a long time is smart” This is a stereotype that we generally have; however, it’s more likely the case that students show great performance when they study based on the strong intelligence area. Everyone has his or her own pair of jeans that fits him/her best – there is no single pair of jeans that fits everyone.
2. Observe the child closely
Don’t push your child to study; rather, find ways to arouse curiosity in the child. Observe your child carefully and find out what the child is interested in.
3. Discover your child’s strengths and keep him/her inspired
First, administer the MI test and figure out which intelligence area the child excels in. Once the strengths is found, keep encouraging the child so that he or she can gain confidence and further develop their skills.
4. Assign a subject to focus on
Even if the student doesn’t perform quite well in school, he or she will usually have a favorite subject. As a parent, you should discuss with your child to find out which subject he or she is most interested in and focus on that subject.
5. Compliment your child when he or she shows improvement
Compliment your child as much as you can whenever he or she shows improvement – not just in terms of grades but in terms of showing interest as well. Such positive remarks will lead to great results.
6. Challenge the weak subject once the child has gained confidence
Once the child succeeds in mastering his or her favorite subject, they will gain confidence and be able to try out another. Keep the child motivated so that he or she can challenge him/herself to focus on the weak subject. Make sure you keep encouraging the child and provide proper guidance along the way so that he or she does not give up in the middl

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Share this post with your friends