multiple intelligence, Grand Valley State University, teaching


Multiple intelligence theory is a relatively new way at looking at and measuring one’s intelligence. It places more emphasis on individual differences than general cognitive ability tests and due to this it has been implemented as a teaching method in many schools. While school systems and educators have begun using this new theory as one to improve learning of students, the research that has been conducted has many limitations and invalid conclusions. This research looked at the way professors within Grand Valley State University’s College of Education view and use multiple intelligence theory within their teaching. This study found that multiple intelligence theory does have a role within the education department. Of the 19 professors that were interviewed, 11 of them use multiple intelligence theory within their own teaching and would recommend its use to other professors and teachers.