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There is auditory/visual/sensory type of learning styles.What other styles may exist? How can we better cater to these learning styles?

Temple Grandin is a very perculiar person with a whole lot of manners and an even bigger heart. After watching her movie, I was inspired!

Finding her on ted was amazing! Her tedtalk was very insightful and helpful in using a persons natural born fixations to get their skills to their highest potential.

After watching her tedtalk, I found that maybe there are more learnings styles that have yet to be categorized.

For instance, is there a name for learning by emotions or gut feeling? Just a random thought that popped into my head, but have no more knowledge for deeper elaboration.

I agree with Temple Grandin; let's make a better world today for the children that will inherit the Earth tommorrow!

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  • Jul 22 2012: Dr. Howard Gardner in his book "Frames of Mind" published in 1983, Basic Books, Inc., NYC, proposed multiple, separate intelligences, including linguistic intelligence, musical intelligence, logical-mathermatical intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence and the personal intelligences. It's sad to see that the marvelous concepts introduced in this and other Gardner books as part of the Project on Human Potential at Harvard seem to have been left behind in discussions on intelligence and creativity. " Art, Mind, and Brain": A Cognitive Approach to Creativity (1982), is equally thought provoking. The mutually exclusive dualism of intelligence and creativity do not exist in reality. It is our iron jawed determination to prepare young people for the world of techno-industrialism by separating the two that is the single biggest error made in designing school curricula, I suspect. It is also how we take children who are enthusiastic learners, hard wired by nature to learn, learn, learn and never stop exploring, and turn them into model educated robots who are happy to have their lives defined in cubicles, bits, and pieces to serve the needs of society as defined by a ruling class of employers. I think. Given the infininite potential of a child and the sad realizations of that potential by HS education in America, obviously something is going very very wrong. I think Gardner points out some of the underlying, fundamental "whats and whys".
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      Jul 23 2012: Thank You Kathy! I think I can understand your passion from reading your comment. I will check it out. =)

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