Intelligences for Adult Literacy and Education was originally
developed in 1991-92 as a print-based kit called "Honoring
Diversity: a Multidimensional Learning Model for Adults."
It was created by Leslie Shelton, Joan Sheldon Conan, and Holly
Fulghum-Nutters, and it was funded by the California State Library
site was adapted by Leslie Shelton, Paul Heavenridge, and Cheshire
Dave Beckerman to take advantage of the multimedia capabilities
of the Web, which has the potential to address each of the intelligences.
site is presented by Literacyworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to providing high-quality multimedia curriculum for adult learners.
Special thanks to Dr. Terry Armstrong for his assessment form
and to Patrick Tully and Mindset Software for their technical
to use the site
site is divided into five main sections: Introduction,
Assessment, Practice, Resources, and Contact.
the Introduction section to learn
about Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory and how it can be applied
to adult literacy and education.
can learn how to identify your learners' preferred intelligences
and take inventory of your learners' skills. The assessment activities
are designed to help you tailor your teaching methods to your
Practice section contains
dozens of suggestions for approaching subjects in different ways
to take advantage of different intelligences. To make the most
out of this section it will be helpful for you to have the free
Macromedia Flash player installed on your computer, though you
can view any of the activities even if you don't have the Flash
Resources, you can
explore links to other adult literacy and education sites.
the Contact section
you can send us feedback about the site, including suggestions
for activities you think should be included in the site. It's
always great to see how creative learners, teachers, and tutors
can be in generating innovative learning ideas!
Review Page: Throughout the site you'll see colorful symbols
that refer to different intelligences. For a quick reference to
what these symbols stand for, you can always click on this animation
(which can usually be found toward the top left of each page).
Be sure to hit your Back button on your browser to get back to
the page you were on when you clicked on the animation.