Intelligences and Learning Styles (K-12)


Have you ever witnessed a high-achieving student shut down when given an assignment that involved creativity? Have you ever watched an apathetic student light up when given a particular project? Robert J. Sternberg and Elena Grigorenko reveal how different intelligences play a crucial and critical role in student learning in their book, Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity and Success. Sternberg, a professor, psychologist, and former president of the American Psychological Association, expands on his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence and brings the effects and implications of these different intelligences to K-12 settings.

His WICS model (Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity-Synthesized) will give you a deeper understanding of how students learn and provide you with the tools needed to create lessons and assessments to promote different thinking skills. Sternberg’s model is functional and practical and will change how you think about teaching and assessing.

Educators taking this course will analyze different learning styles. They will learn strategies to teach and assess analytical, creative, and practical intelligences. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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