Sendai JALT:

Multiple Intelligences

Date: Sunday, June 29th, 2003 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Keith Adams, Tohoku Gakuin University

Description:
The afternoon begins with a half-hour demonstration by Charles Adamson entitled "NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) Skills Training". In this, which hopefully will be the first of many NLP Skills Training sessions, Charles Adamson, NLP Master Practitioner, will introduce an exercise for increasing one's ability to establish rapport with students. Rapport between teacher and students allows the teacher far more flexibility in the classroom and improves the students' learning.

This is followed by the main presentation, Multiple Intelligences. The Theory of Mulitiple Intelligences (MI) was introduced by Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University twenty years ago. The traditional view of intelligence is that intelligence is general in nature. In other words, our ability to function successfully in a range of domains comes from one central-processing unit. However, according to the MI theory, we actually have a number of relatively autonomous processing units. The presenter, Keith Adams, recently had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Professor Gardner in Tokyo. Drawing upon the content and questions from Gardner's presentation, Keith will discuss the theory and implications of MI for educational settings. Following Keith's review of Gardner's presentation, there will be a group discussion on multiple intelligences and the possibilities it presents for the classroom.
About the presenter: Keith Adams is Associate Professor in the English Department of Tohoku Gakuin University.

Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free (also free for TALE members; TALE is Tohoku Association of Language Educators)
Non-members: 1000 yen (for non-JALT and non-TALE members), students 500 yen (but free the first time)

Venue: Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center (formerly the Ichibancho Shimin Center)

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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