Higher-Order Thinking

The Multiple Intelligences Way

By: David Lazear


£19.99


Size: 297mm x 210mm

Pages : 128

ISBN : 9781904424833

Format: Paperback

Published: April 2005


Higher Order Thinking the Multiple Intelligences Way helps you discover how to move past the traditional memorize and regurgitate' method of education. It uses the eight intelligences to move students' learning from the level of acquiring basic facts and figures, to the level of understanding relationships between those facts and figures, to the higher-order level of application, integration and transfer of the learning being undertaken.

With Higher Order Thinking the Multiple Intelligences Way you'll:

  • Learn how to analyse the predominant thinking level of a lesson
  • Discover how each intelligence processes information
  • Gain insight into multiple taxonomies for the Multiple Intelligences (MI)
  • Experience nine example lessons showing how to use the MI taxonomies at primary and secondary levels
  • Learn how to spiral' a lesson so that it is developmentally and cognitively appropriate
  • Give students a battery of tools for success in school and beyond.

 


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David Lazear

David Lazear is the founder of New Dimensions of Learning, an organisation that trains educators and business people to apply cutting-edge research on multiple intelligences and other brain-friendly approaches to instruction and business. He has many years' international experience in applying MI theory in practical ways to classrooms, schools and business.


Reviews

  1. On the face of it, the busy teacher already stretched and stressed, may feel that it is hard enough thinking about intelligence at all, never mind differentiating between eight different types. This nail-bitten individual would ask the author for an eighth day in the week to do the lesson planning, not an eighth intelligence to get to grips with. However, a free 30 minutes to skim and scan the book is arguably all that is needed to see that there is some good stuff within.

    Arguably, the overall strength of this book is the host of multi-sensory ideas for lesson activities that are provoked in the pages that link Bloom's cognitive taxonomy with each of the separate intelligences. Cleverly, each of the eight intelligences is broken down into components that are clearly exemplified at the three major levels of the taxonomy. This means that the teacher using this as a guide for designing assessments, would be able to differentiate or personalise the learning appropriately. The author has also included some samples of how various subjects could be taught using a balance of different-yet-complementary intelligence styles, to make potentially boring subjects lively and interesting.

    Reservations? There is something of the "flavour of the month" about the concept of multiple intelligences. The critique that has been soundly delivered at the various methods of determining learning preferences, may well apply. Practically speaking, it is quite a lot to take on board and many may mistakenly believe that each individual should be diagnosed as to which intelligence they embody. If, however, the teacher accepts Lazear's applications of the basic premise as tools to think with, rather than prescriptions to live by, then this book is a useful addition to the teaching toolkit.
  2. If vou want to move away from the traditional memorise and regurgitate method of education this is the book for you. It uses the eight intelligences to move pupils' learning from the level of acquiring basic facts and figures to the level of understanding relationships between facts and figures, to the higher order level of application, integration and transfer of material being studied. Learn how to analyse the thinking levels of a lesson. Learn how to 'spiral' a lesson so that it is developmentally and cognitively appropriate. Above all it shows how you can give pupils a battery of tools for success in school and beyond. There are nine sample lessons showing you how to achieve success. A great read.
  3. Excellent! This book covers important background theory for trainee teachers and more importantly applies this theory. Interesting practical examples of developing students' high levels of learning are given.
  4. Unlike many books and lectures on promoting higher order thinking this book by David Lazear actually moved me forward and enabled me to form skills for application within the classroom. This book has given me the confidence to actually apply learning across curriculum boundaries and promote understanding. Students say my lessons are far more interesting, challenging and above all else enjoyable, This book takes away the `fear` of moving into the multiple intelligence arena.

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