Multiple Intelligence Theory: Ways we teach you summer camper
This summer camp season is going to be a busy one, and parents are already calling to hear more about our Equine and Ranch Management Camp. We’ve got all sorts of activities planned for your horse lovers this summer, and our experience integrating lessons into different learning environments, utilizing all of multiple intelligences, as proposed in Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences according to Howard Gardner.
According to Multiple Intelligence Theory, all individuals have capacity in each of visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, interpersonal, and naturalistic methods of learning. So what does this mean for horseback riding? Everything. The fact, as we see it according to this theory, is that all people who are not facing special needs, can develop each of these intelligences to an average level. And all people, no matter what type of intelligence they come out strong in, will benefit from integrated learning that touches upon all of these foundations.
We want to provide your summer campers with a fully-integrated experience that appeals to the different types of learners in all of us. We also realize that we, as instructors, have different methods which work best for us. We use our combined skills in a variety of ways to teach children about everything from Horse Care 101, to the fundamentals of caring for a livestock practice, to a focus on lifeskills that can be taught to us via horsemanship. Learning is best when integrated, and so we have put together an amazing team of instructors for your children this summer.
We have arts and crafts instructors who specialize in Arts and Crafts. We have yoga instructors who are certified to teach yoga. We have riding instructors who have been in the business for a decade, working with children of all walks of life, ready to help your child engage in a variety of learning outlets.
Our unique activities will surely bring a smile to your child’s face. Like… Horse soccer, bareback riding, bathing and horse painting. When your children finish their week-long summer camp program with us, they are going to not only understand the fundamentals of riding, but they are also going to understand what it takes to care for a horse, gear, land and equine business.
Our Summer Camp Director and Camp Co-Director both have a strong academic and professional background in education, not just horsemanship. They have put their heads together to ensure that children of all learning styles will walk away from their camp experience this year feeling confident and engaged.
If you’d like to learn more about what we are doing this Summer 2017, simply check out our Summer Camp Page for more details. Registration opens March 15th. We hope to see you in the saddle!
–The Maverick Horseback Riding Team