Arts Lab Report: Learning about multiple intelligence
In June, the Asirys Super Tineri association tackled various issues on education. Together with the volunteers, we talked about formal and non-formal education, where the first one can be observed in schools. For example the assignment of a grade, based on the abilities of the pupils, not considering the diversity of talent of the individual. We also talked about competitive and non-collaborative context.
On the other hand, when talking about non-formal education methods, schemes that do not contain competition and obligation are applied, but the student himself is driven by his individual interests and abilities to collaborate with his colleagues in a group work, thus obtaining a common goal which is to grow and learn.
Research on non-formal education has led to differentiate the types of intelligence. For example, based on the individual reasoning talent of each pupil, there are more mathematical minds and others more creative, musical or linguistic minds and other sports and kinesthetic minds; this difference is important to be identified in a targeted manner on each individual student in order to find a specific method on education and make the individual's true talent blossom.
For this reason, the association has organized meetings in schools that address these issues with teachers, but also with volunteers from all over the world, to improve a non-formal education system allowing young people to establish a better relationship with school and life.
Written by Sandro Piliu
Sandro is European volunteer for 8 months, in Arts Lab project, funded by European Voluntary Service, with the support of European Union.