This guide provides a step-by-step approach for implementing cooperative learning, covers the key factors that make this method work, and provides guidelines for measuring the program's effectiveness.

Using Diversity as a Strength
Using diversity as a strength

One of the most effective ways of supporting inclusion in schools is by celebrating and valuing diversity. Howard Gardner's work on multiple intelligences1 has revolutionalised our thinking about ability focusing instead on valuing different individual strengths. Instead of basing views on intelligence quotient (IQ) tests with an underpinning notion that intelligence is fixed, Gardner proposed that there was not one but many kinds of intelligences. Gardner originally identified seven main types of intelligence: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinaesthetic, musical-rhythmic, interpersonal and intrapersonal. He has since added to ...

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