Factors that affect the reliability of intelligence tests vary due to the different types of intelligence that can be measured such as linguistic, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, logical-mathematical, introspective, interpersonal and naturalistic. No one standardized test can accurately measure all of these types of intelligence within the same test. As stated in our textbook there are different types of intelligence such as general, fluid and crystallized (Woolfolk, p.119). Some people possess all of them, one or none at all.2)(a) Most teachers’ approach has been to lecture and tell students the same thing over and over again so that the student will learn and understand a particular concept. This learningstyle and instructional technique was viewed as the way that the majority of students learn. We now know that this is not true. Not everyone learns best with a single instructional technique. Some learn best through: personal meaning, conceptual learning, how things work, and self-discovery. Students’ exhibit different learning styles and multiple intelligences, and only by accommodating these various abilities can teachers properly plan and conduct assignments and assess what students have learned. How students process information, how well they learn and how well they retain knowledge, isdirectly related to the learning style of the individual. Despite the individual learning styles that students may have the meaning and context of the lesson play an important role as to whether auditory, visual or kinesthetic technique should be used to enhance the true meaning of the lesson.(b) As for the benefits of adopting this view that learning styles do not exist provides no truebenefits. If it is possible to consider a method of combining all the learning styles for the benefits of all students regardless of their preferred learning method. As I believe that it is a learning style preference or modality that students adapt themselves to as stated in the video and I agree that is it not necessarily how the brain is wired to accommodate learning. Also, not all lessons are based on meaning as initially children learn colors, shapes, numbers and letters that do not contain meaning.(c) It can be detrimental to students that are not exposed to the various learning techniques
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