Howard Gardner’s theory People are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have. Intelligence can be learned throughout life. Everyone is intelligent in at least seven different ways Each aspect of intelligence can be developed to an average level of competency.
The ability to coordinate your thoughts and actions in relation to resolve authentic problems and make decisions in everyday living Intelligence is more than: 1. Your performance in activities 2. Your accumulation of credits, degrees or diplomas 3. Your replication of certain techniques or movements 4. Your performance in competitions or tournaments
8 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
LINGUISTIC: Enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles. INTERPERSONAL: Leaders among their peers, who are good at communicating and who seem to understand others' feelings and motives possess interpersonal intelligence. INTRAPERSONAL: Shy. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.
VISUAL/ SPATIAL: Think in images and pictures. They may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing, building with Leggos or daydreaming. MUSICAL: Likes singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss. These kids are often discriminating listeners.
TACTIL-KINAESTHETIC: Process knowledge through bodily sensations. They are often athletic, dancers or good at crafts such as sewing or woodworking. NATURALIST: Relate to nature and feel the most comfortable out in the open. Understanding of animal and plant life. Intuitive in the natural world. LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL: reason deductively, recognize and manipulate abstract patterns or relationships. Strong problem-solving and reasoning skills will excel in this intelligence.
What intelligences do you have? ď‚¨Why do you think this? ď‚¨