MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

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MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

What do you remember? What do you remember from the card activity
that we did last week? Spend a quiet moment jotting down some thoughts on the sticky notes provided. (One idea per sticky note)

Multiple Intelligence Theorist
The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Howard Gardner, Professor of Education at Harvard University.

Multiple Intelligence Theorist
Howard Gardner suggested that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on IQ testing, is too limited. In the past we have concentrated on word and mathematical intelligence as being the most significant. Gardner argued that we should also value other kinds of intelligence, and he proposed 8 intelligences. (Discussion re ‘existentialist’ and ‘spiritualist’ intelligences has also occurred)

Do you think that the theory is a good one?
Your opinion Do you think that the theory is a good one? Discuss with a partner.

Verbal / linguistic Intelligence

Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence
These learners have highly developed auditory skills and are generally elegant speakers. They think in words rather than pictures. Their skills include: listening, speaking, story telling, teaching, using humor, understanding the meaning of words, remembering information, convincing someone of their point of view.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
Poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, translator

Logical – Mathematical Intelligence
Maths Playing Chess Designing computer programs Number and reasoning smart

Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
Ability to use reason, logic and numbers. These learners think conceptually in logical and numerical patterns making connections between pieces of information. Their skills include: problem solving, categorising information, working with abstract concepts to figure out the relationship of each to the other, performing complex mathematical calculations.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
Scientists, engineers, computer programmers, researchers, accountants, mathematicians

Visual / Spatial Intelligence
looking at pictures watching movies drawing painting Picture smart

Ability to perceive the visual.
These learners tend to think in pictures and need to create vivid mental images to retain information. They enjoy looking at maps, pictures and movies. Their skills include: Puzzle building, understanding charts and graphs, a good sense of direction, painting, creating visual metaphors and analogies, manipulating images, constructing, fixing, interpreting visual images.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
navigators, sculptors, visual artists, inventors, architects, interior designers, mechanics, engineers

Bodily – Kinaesthetic Intelligence
Dancing Acting Exercising Swimming Sculpting Building Body smart

Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
Ability to control body movements and handle objects skillfully. These learners express themselves through movement. They have a good sense of balance and eye hand co-ordination. (e.g. ball play, balancing beams). Through interacting with the space around them, they are able to remember and process information.

Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
Their skills include: dancing, physical co-ordination, sports, hands-on experimentation, using body language, crafts, acting, miming, using their hands to create or build, expressing emotions through the body.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
Athletes, physical education teachers, dancers, actors, firefighters, artisans

Musical Intelligence Music smart Playing music Listening to music
Singing Music smart

Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence
Ability to produce and appreciate music. These musically inclined learners think in sounds and patterns. They respond to music. Many are extremely sensitive to environmental sounds (e.g. crickets, bells, dripping taps). Their skills include: singing, whistling, playing musical instruments, recognizing tonal patterns, remembering melodies, understanding the structure and rhythm of music

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
musician, disc jockey, singer, composer

Interpersonal Intelligence
Socialising with people Doing things with other people Working in teams People smart

Interpersonal Intelligence
Ability to relate and understand others. These learners try to see things from other people's point of view in order to understand how they think and feel. They often have an ability to sense feelings. They use both verbal and non- verbal language to open communication. Their skills include: seeing things from other perspectives, listening, understanding other people's moods and feelings, counselling, building trust, establishing positive relations with other people.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
Counsellor, salesperson, politician, business person, teacher

Intrapersonal Intelligence
Spending time alone Meditating Writing a diary or journal Day-dreaming Reflecting Self smart

Intrapersonal Intelligence
Ability to self-reflect and be aware of one's inner state of being. These learners try to understand their inner feelings, dreams, relationships with others, and strengths and weaknesses. Their Skills include: Recognising their own strengths and weaknesses, reflecting and analysing themselves, awareness of their inner feelings, desires and dreams, evaluating their thinking patterns, reasoning with themselves, understanding their role in relationship to others.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?

Naturalist Intelligence
Collecting rocks Collecting insects Observing animals Planting trees Spending time in Nature Nature smart

Naturalist Intelligence
Ability to identify and classify patterns in nature. During our prehistory, hunter/gatherers would rely on naturalist intelligence to identify what flora and fauna were edible. Today, naturalist intelligence may be seen in the way we relate to our surroundings and the role each part of our surroundings play. People who are sensitive to changes in weather patterns or are adept at distinguishing nuances between large numbers of similar objects may be expressing naturalist intelligence abilities.

What types of jobs do you think would suit a person with this intelligence?
Environmentalist, farmer, botanist, chef

Karen Green This presentation was put together by
and shared with teachers during PL sessions in 2008