It's time for your school to make a quantum leap and take its academic management processes to the next level. In the world we live in, personalization of education is essential, and that means tailoring assessment strategies to take advantage of each student's unique learning potential.
Do you want to bet on a scheme that takes into account the spectrum of intelligences of all your students? In this blog we explain how you can achieve this with the help of academic software for schools.
A new look at assessment: The multiple intelligences approach
For a long time, human intelligence was considered a universal, unique and indivisible parameter that could be measured through numerical tests. However, today, thanks to cognitive psychology and the theory of multiple intelligences, developed by the researcher Howard Gardner, we know that each individual has at least eight different intelligences, combined and used in a particular way, at different levels.
Although there may be many more, the intelligences that have been identified to date, thanks to this theory, are the following:
In this sense, in the past, the most common school tests used standard instruments, focused on evaluating a certain number of these intelligences. However, we now know that they are all equally important, and that their development is highly influenced by factors such as the educational and cultural environment. So, in order to fully assess the intelligence profile of each person, learning systems must take all these elements into consideration.
Now, given the circumstances, technology gives us the opportunity to transform the way we assess our students, adjusting the teaching processes to a much more flexible perspective and, at the same time, focused on their particular needs and abilities.
Towards a more efficient evaluation: Academic management with educational software
In a context where assessment perspectives have been transformed to give way to learning processes based on the individual intelligence profile, an academic management software is the ideal tool to help schools implement this new approach.
Firstly, because it helps teachers to more easily identify the talents, skills and, in general, the learning styles of their students. At the same time, it allows students to access digital resources according to their own learning pace. In this sense, some features of educational software that serve to achieve this are:
Follow-up modules, such as Phidias, make it possible to record different types of information about students(from academic issues to psychological and health issues) to achieve a detailed monitoring of each one of them. This function allows both teachers and school psychologists to nurture a digital database, made up of different forms, to provide a comprehensive and detailed monitoring of each student.
In this way, in terms of academics, the school can provide each child with the attention they need to stimulate the types of intelligence that are most challenging to them, as well as to enhance those with which they feel most comfortable learning.
Another tool that helps to improve the didactic strategies of schools are the reports, since they show a traceability of the process and the grades obtained in different areas of knowledge. Thanks to the fact that educational software has this functionality, it is possible to know the academic evolution of each student.
The great advantage of this is that, from a perspective focused on the individual process, it is possible to evaluate more precisely how each student assimilates what is learned in class.
In addition, this function can be complemented with an Education Intelligencewhich offers reports based on a large volume of correlated data, as well as statistical analysis and a review of the historical behavior of students, for a more personalized follow-up.
Finally, on the students' side, there are also benefits that an academic software offers in their learning processes. For example, through the virtual classroom tools, they have at their disposal a variety of resources, such as images, links, workshops, videos, texts, etc., to advance at their own pace if necessary. Especially in groups where the speed of knowledge assimilation is not homogeneous.
Considering all of the above, it is undeniable that the knowledge of the different types of intelligences has triggered a change of paradigms for education, marking a before and after in the way learning is evaluated.
Therefore, today, fully valuing the richness of diversity, as well as its individual capacities for expression, is a necessity for every school. However, this path is not without its challenges. And, in order to face them, technology has become an essential tool to transform assessment strategies, adapting them to a more flexible approach, adjusted to different learning rhythms.
Are you looking for a comprehensive platform that simplifies the planning, design and implementation of assessments, providing a clear view of each student's progress?
At Phidias, we can help you achieve both a more personalized assessment and a much more effective academic management through our state-of-the-art educational software.