Until now, neither theory has had much to do with the other. Learning-style theory begins with Carl Jung (1927), who noted major differences in the way people perceived (sensation versus intuition), the way they made decisions (logical thinking versus imaginative feelings), and how active or reflective they were while interacting (extroversion versus introversion).
between the average 7-year-old girl and the average 9-year-old girl).
In the 20th century, two great theories have been put forward in an attempt to interpret human differences and to design educational models around these differences.
Learning-style theory has its roots in the psychoanalytic community; multiple intelligences theory is the fruit of cognitive science and reflects an effort to rethink the theory of measurable intelligence embodied in intelligence testing.
One way to address that challenge is through effective lesson planning.
Depending on their different stages of English proficiency and literacy, ELLs will benefit from the skills that a well-designed lesson can address.