The animated image at the top left of every page is a button that will take you to a page that describes each of the intelligences. The Theory in Practice Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, developed his theory of multiple intelligences twenty years ago.
This is a mirror of http: Gardner's Theory Amy C. In his Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Gardner expanded the concept of intelligence to also include such areas as music, spacial relations, and interpersonal knowledge in addition to mathematical and linguistic ability.
This digest discusses the origins of Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, his definition of intelligence, the incorporation of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences into the classroom, and its role in alternative assessment practices.
Using biological as well as cultural research, he formulated a list of seven intelligences. This new outlook on intelligence differs greatly from the traditional view which usually recognizes only two intelligences, verbal and computational. The seven intelligences Gardner defines are: Logical-Mathematical Intelligence-- consists of the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically.
This intelligence is most often associated with scientific and mathematical thinking. Linguistic Intelligence-- involves having a mastery of language. This intelligence includes the ability to effectively manipulate language to express oneself rhetorically or poetically.
It also allows one to use language as a means to remember information. Spatial Intelligence-- gives one the ability to manipulate and create mental images in order to solve problems.
This intelligence is not limited to visual domains-- Gardner notes that spatial intelligence is also formed in blind children. Musical Intelligence-- encompasses the capability to recognize and compose musical pitches, tones, and rhythms. Auditory functions are required for a person to develop this intelligence in relation to pitch and tone, but it is not needed for the knowledge of rhythm.
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence-- is the ability to use one's mental abilities to coordinate one's own bodily movements. This intelligence challenges the popular belief that mental and physical activity are unrelated.
The Personal Intelligences-- includes interpersonal intelligence -- the ability to understand and discern the feelings and intentions of others-- and intrapersonal intelligence --the ability to understand one's own feelings and motivations. These two intelligences are separate from each other.
Nevertheless, because of their close association in most cultures, they are often linked together. Although the intelligences are anatomically separated from each other, Gardner claims that the seven intelligences very rarely operate independently.
Rather, the intelligences are used concurrently and typically complement each other as individuals develop skills or solve problems. For example, a dancer can excel in his art only if he has 1 strong musical intelligence to understand the rhythm and variations of the music, 2 interpersonal intelligence to understand how he can inspire or emotionally move his audience through his movements, as well as 3 bodily-kinesthetic intelligence to provide him with the agility and coordination to complete the movements successfully.
Basis for Intelligence Gardner argues that there is both a biological and cultural basis for the multiple intelligences. Neurobiological research indicates that learning is an outcome of the modifications in the synaptic connections between cells.Multiple Intelligences: Gardner's Theory.
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Arguing that "reason, intelligence, logic, knowledge are not synomous", Howard Gardner () proposed a new view of intelligence that is rapidly being incorporated in school curricula. HOWARD GARDNER’S THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES Page | 3 Northern Illinois University, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center [email protected], caninariojana.com To learn more, please visit Howard Gardner’s official website of MI Theory at.
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Gardner’s multiple intelligences theory can be used for curriculum development, planning instruction, selection of course activities, and related assessment strategies. This theory of human intelligence, developed by psychologist Howard Gardner and known as Gardners' Multiple Intelligences Theory, suggests there are at least seven ways that people have of perceiving and understanding the world.
This infographic shows 9 types of intelligence, described in Howard Gardner book "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences".