My initial question was to start to quantify and record how teaching students their Multiple Intelligence profiles would modify their study techniques and how that in turn modified their retention of the information.

No one remembers information that is meaningless to them.  We can certainly cram and retain it for a few days, even months, but in the long run, we only recall what connects to other information we use or need.

The idea is that since my art history course begins with issues of identity, I figure, why not tie the academic information to themselves.  After taking Multiple Intelligence profile assessments, we discuss artwork, discuss multiple intelligences, and use our MI profiles to design projects to help students learn the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in


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    Trevett Allen is an artist-educator interested in applying recent advancements in technology and psychology to enhance learning.  It is vital that students be supported in pursuing the experience of learning to learn.  Too often, schools end up offering a either-or success or failure.  The truth is that successful preparations look different for each student as our futures are also unique.


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