Multiple Intelligences

The Multiple Intelligences theory developed by Dr. H. Gardner (Harvard) responds to the philosophy of person-centered education, understanding that there is no single and uniform way of learning. All people possess a spectrum of intelligences; each one is more eminent in some than in others and they are combined and used in different ways.

 

In this way it is not "smarter" one who is good at mathematics and languages ​​only. To be an excellent athlete is to be intelligent, to be a natural artist is to be intelligent, to have ease in relating to the other is to be intelligent. Students also have different ways of learning. It is not enough to teach with the written or oral word. Some learn faster with the body, others by watching an explanatory video.

The pedagogical style that is implemented in Godspell guarantees the development of multiple intelligences and provides the opportunity to develop SINGULARITY and  AUTONOMY in our students.

  • Our classrooms in Primary are an open and flexible space with centers: Library - Writing - Maths -  Mini Atelier - Games - Drama - Technology, which offer multiple opportunities to develop learning goals.

  • Plans with their contracts and individual activity sheets, plus workspaces in skill groups, give the necessary autonomy so that each one can meet the goals at their own pace and achieve the development of multiple intelligences.

  • High School Reform, with integrated subjects, some compulsory and others optional, offer the student to make their own path of knowledge.

  • Honors / Core subjects: Honors subjects are planned to deepen in quality and quantity the objectives established in the curriculum design, also expanding intellectual abilities, cognitive strategies and information management.

  • Performing Differentiated Instruction, in activities differentiated in complexity for those students who, having achieved the objectives, can increase in quality and quantity their mental abilities.

  • MIC - Multiple Intelligence Curriculum: The pedagogical foundation is found in the very definition of personalized education: “… personalized education is as it is done in a subject that has its own characteristics, who feels obligated, compromised by its possibilities personal ... ”(V. García Hoz). All students are eminent in something. In this space, not only can the talents of each one be developed, but the students are integrated with others beyond their usual group, creating a climate conducive to learning in the creative encounter. Students can choose between: Literature, Agriculture, Athletics, Drama, Band, Technology, Art, Orchard, Engineering, Carpentry, Community Service, among others.