The workshop started with a video giving a brief insight on the various intelligence advocated by specialist, Howard Gardner. The teachers were briefed about the multiple intelligence theory with the help of a power point presentation.
For years, teachers recognised that the traditional measures of intelligence, such as the IQ test, were reasonably good at predicting a student’s school performance. However, in time, they realised that this did not accurately represent or assess the diversity of ways in which people learn.
Ms. Pooja Sharma encouraged 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. She explained that 90% of the success in teaching comes from sharp observation of the teacher. She emphasized upon four different kinds of multiple intelligence - visual, auditory, kinesthetic and gustatory on the basis of which educators should plan their lesson plans and execute them accordingly. She also laid stress on differently abled learners like ADHD, AUTISTIC, SLOW LEARNER, DYSLEXIC, DYSGRAPHIA, & DYSCALCULIA.
Overall it was a highly interactive and application-based workshop.