Multiple Intelligence Theory
Why is it the case that people demonstrate such a range of aptitudes to learning, or that any teaching technique will produce a range of results in any given group of learners.
The Multiple Intelligence Theory of Howard Gardner (1983) goes some way towards explaining this phenomenon. Gardner proposed that human beings have eight types of intelligence, but that the strength or weakness of each will vary person to person. Gardner’s eight types of intelligence are categorised as… linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. The proposed eight types of intelligence are usefully described here, and links are included to good educational sites for each learner type.
Thanks to Lauren at Pacific Northwest Librarians for recommending these links :)