New Kinds of Learning
There is need to incorporate diverse new kinds of learning to the United States education system. These new forms of learning comprise the application of multiple brainpowers. Unlike the narrow range of traditional learning, these new forms incorporate various forms such as the visual, linguistic, bodily, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and musical forms of learning. Teachers can incorporate these new learning through accretion, acquisition, emergence and transmission. The strongest skills lie in these areas, yet they have been undervalued. When these areas shall fully be explored, the intelligence and students’ results shall be improved. Other than using the traditional forms, teachers can stimulate learning by incorporating games, interesting materials.
Linguistic intelligence can be enhanced through interesting books, playing card games, and use of recordings from computer technology. Logical intelligence requires classifying and sequencing of activities, playing games, which involve numbers, and solving of puzzles. Visual perceptions can be incorporated through manipulation of mental pictures. This can be achieved by the use of graphic arts, solving of spatial tasks such as mazes and exercises that involve active imagination. Use of physical coordination through motor skills helps in developing bodily intelligence. These learning can be incorporated by introducing dancing and active sports to solve various problems.
Musical intelligence is enhanced by the incorporation of rhythmic music and engagement of rhythmic games and dances, listening to various recordings and playing a number of instruments. Interpersonal intelligence makes use of communication with other people. This can be improved through group projects and games, dramatic activities and multicultural books. Intrapersonal learning involves appreciation of one’s emotions and opinions. This form involves rising to control these opinions and consciously exercising them. Teachers can incorporate them into forms of learning by introducing illuminating books, imaginative activities and allowing some time for reflection. Naturalist intelligence uses keen observation to categorize things for studying. This form of learning is significant in the learning of plants and animal behavior.