Teaching for Multiple Intelligences in Undergraduate Education

  • Margaret Denny
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


Multiple intelligences theory has only recently entered the teaching and learning dialogue in education and research. It is argued that despite the rhetoric of a student centred approach, nurse education remains wedded to conventional teaching approaches, which fail to engage with the individual and unwittingly silence the student’s voice. This study examines the concept of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and outlines Gardner’s contention that the brain functions using eight intelligences, which can be employed to improve learning at an individual level.


Multiple intelligences Teaching and learning strategies Brain based learning 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Denny
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  1. 1.Department of NursingSchool of Heath SciencesWaterford

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