1. In Chapter 9 Ryan and Copper describe two psychological theories that have influenced schools,
behaviorism and constructivism. What do you see as the distinction between the two and which of the
two do you connect with the most and why?
2. View the “Philosophies & Psychological Theories” powerpoint and complete the philosophy
of education self-inventory in the “learning activities” folder. In which philosophy areas did you obtain
your highest and lowest scores? Do you think your score accurately reflect your philosophical
beliefs? Why or why not?
3. Complete the MI inventory in the “learning activities” folder. What intelligence areas were your
strengths? Since we tend to teach to our strengths use the “Multiple Intelligence Menu” on page 70 of
the Ryan and Cooper text to locate and then describe at least two strategies that you could use in
your teaching that incorporate intelligences other than the ones you identified as your strengths.
Ryan and cooper ch 9
MI inventory link:
Power point attached. below