Graphic organizers have been used for a long time in education. They are a great way for students to visualize their content. The spatial multiple intelligence learning style is used due to the visual aspect of graphic organizers. To increase the amount the spatial multiple intelligence learning style is used, pictures can be drawn to represent the content in addition to the written words or as a replacement, depending on what is better for the student.
Another good aspect of graphic organizers is that it allows the student to use logic. Organizing information into groups uses the logical multiple intelligence learning style.
Students can be given a choice as to whether they want to work by themselves or with a partner. If students are given this choice then they could use either the intrapersonal multiple intelligence learning style or the interpersonal multiple intelligence learning style. Student choice also gives students more ownership over their education. The teacher will still have the power to put them into a partnership that will be productive.
Graphic organizers also use the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style due to the content that is used and needs to be written into the graphic organizer itself. How much the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style is used depends on the amount of content that needs to be written into the graphic organizer as well as how it is written; in lists or sentences.
Graphic organizers are a great tool to use to teach content and to review it. They can be used in the classroom as well as for homework. No matter when you use them, you can rest assured that they can hit many of the multiple intelligence learning styles.
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