S.R. NO.













requesting public and private schools to incorporate more kinesthetic and other types of learning into school curricula.



     WHEREAS, in 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner developed a theory of multiple intelligences, which suggests that each person is capable of possessing seven or more forms of intelligence in varying degrees; and


     WHEREAS, the theory of multiple intelligences has had a significant impact on education by challenging the notion that students are not intelligent if they do not respond well to traditional types of teaching or have low intelligence quotient test scores; and


     WHEREAS, the theory of multiple intelligences suggests that one particular style of teaching may not be the most effective for all students because students possess different profiles of forms of intelligence; in turn, educators have incorporated other teaching methods to address the different forms of intelligence of their students; and


     WHEREAS, Hawaii's students recognize that they each have different types of intelligence and learn in unique ways, and have expressed the need for a greater variety of learning styles, especially more hands-on, or kinesthetic, learning; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2010, that public and private schools are encouraged to incorporate more kinesthetic learning opportunities into their curricula to better engage students in their learning; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that public and private schools are encouraged to further diversify their curricula to promote other types of learning, such as visual-spatial, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic learning so that students can develop and foster their unique types of intelligence; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Superintendent of Education, the Chairperson of the Board of Education, the President of the Hawaii State PTSA, the Executive Director of the Hawaii Council of Private Schools, and the Chairperson of the University of Hawaii Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.









Report Title: 

Keiki Caucus; Public and Private Schools; Kinesthetic Learning