“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through
Being a part
of any workshop is like being part of a really big family. On April 06, 2019,
twenty educators from St. Xavier’s High School, Gurugram got an opportunity to participate
in one day Training Programme on ‘Intelligence and Wellbeing’ conducted by the esteemed
Professors and Counsellors of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences at O. P.
Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
ways to integrate Multiple Intelligence theory to curriculum, a number of
interactive activities were conducted. Wherein, it came to life that
intelligence is not numerically quantifiable, rather it is exhibited during a
problem solving process or a performance.
were briefed about the Multiple Intelligence theory with the help of a power
point presentation. The eight major areas of Multiple Intelligence namely:
Linguistic, Naturalistic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Bodily - Kinesthetic, Logical-Mathematical,
Musical, Spatial were talked about.
that treats everybody in the same way is the most unfair education.’ It was
strongly emphasised that here is a great prominence of assessing the
multiple intelligence in all the students. It can be done through simple
observations, maintaining school records, interaction with parents,
Bhatnagar conducted a session on Coping with Stress and understanding
Subjective Well-Being for effective relationships. Dr. Manjushree Palit talked
about the best teaching practices and Emotional Intelligence. Gardner’s ‘Theory
of Multiple Intelligences’ encourages educators to start thinking of
intelligence as a set of many different abilities and skills that help an
individual learner comprehend, examine, and respond to different types of
content. The educators were told that the Teaching aids should be only
prepared keeping in mind all these intelligences.
concluded with an interactive activity for teachers to help them understand the
application of the Multiple Intelligences in the classroom. Overall, it was a
highly interactive and application-based workshop.