Module 4: Multiple Intelligences Theory as a Framework for teaching to enhance children’s active participation and social engagement

Last updated: April 23, 2021

This course presents the ways Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory can be used as a framework to enhance teaching and children’s wellbeing. It involves five Units where each Unit leads to the implementation of MI approach to learning. The five Units focus on the following aspects:

a) Introduction to MI framework and identification of MI profile,

b) Unlocking our Multiple Intelligences,

c) Emerging themes in MI theory,

d) Applying the MI framework and ways of assessment, and

e) Developing MI unit plan. The aim of the course is to inform participants about research and practice relevant to MI theory and engage them in activities to enhance their knowledge and skills.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the basic principles of MI theory, reflect on the practical applications and ways of assessing students within the MI framework and develop their own MI Unit plan.

This unit introduces the theory of Multiple Intelligences where relevant characteristics of each intelligence are provided. Also, the concept of wellbeing is defined. It also contains a workshop with three activities. The aim of this unit is for the participants to get familiar with the concepts, answer questions and share their thoughts on the subject.


Participants will be able to:

  • Summarise the characteristics of each of Gardner’s nine intelligences.

  • Identify their dominant intelligences and their colleagues’.

  • Develop activities in their classroom to profile student’s intelligences.

  • Understand the concept of wellbeing and relate it to the MI theory.