Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

6-1-2013

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Mark Girod

Honors Program Director

Gavin Keulks

Abstract

A young student's experience within their early years of schooling can determine their overall attitude towards education. These experiences can either positively or negatively affect what choices the student makes in their future academic endeavors. More often than not the students who are struggling to understand the material get lost in large class sizes where they don't get the necessary instruction to meet their learning needs. In my thesis I aim to explore the advantages of creating lesson plans for second and fourth graders that incorporate multiple learning styles to better fit the needs of the students, despite growing class sizes. Research in the implementation of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences and the effects of these styles on improvement and understanding will give every student an equal opportunity to have an intellectually positive school experience.

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