Multiple Intelligences The Theory in Practice By Howard Gardner
Table of Contents The Theory What is an Intelligence? Linguistic Intelligence Linguistic Examples Intrapersonal Intelligence Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Spatial Intelligence Musical Intelligence Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Interpersonal intelligence The M.I. School Educational Implications My Personal Philosophy Reference Page
Multiple Intelligences: The Theory Pluralistic view of the mind People have different cognitive strengths and contrasting cognitive styles There are biological links to particular intelligences
What Is An Intelligence? Raw, biological potentials Each must have an identifiable core operation or set of operations
Linguistic Intelligence Sensitivity to phonological features A specific part of the brain is responsible for grammatical sentences
Linguistic Examples Poets such as T. S. Eliot Journalists and Writers
Intrapersonal Intelligence A correlative ability turned inward A capacity to form an accurate model of oneself and be able to use that model to operate effectively in ones life
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence The logical and mathematical ability as well as scientific ability Examples: scientists, mathematicians
Spatial Intelligence The ability to form a mental model of a spatial world and be able to maneuver and operate using that model. Examples: Sailors, engineers, surgeons, sculptors,and painters
Musical Intelligence Sensitivity to pitch relations Examples: Musicians and composers
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Ability to solve problems using ones whole body. Examples: Dancers, athletes, surgeons, and craftspeople
Interpersonal Intelligence Ability to understand other people, what motivates them, how they work, and how to work cooperatively with them. Examples: politicians, teachers, and clinicians.
The Multiple Intelligence School Based on: Not all people have the same interests and abilities and not all of us learn in the same way. No one person can learn everything When I plan my lessons I take these assumptions into consideration. Inside my lesson plan book I have a Multiple Intelligences Smart Card which gives me activities I can do that address specific intelligences.
Educational Implications Curriculum should be presented in a plethora of ways Assessment of students should be developmentally appropriate
My Personal Philosophy I believe children have individual learning styles and every child can learn. I agree with the theory of multiple intelligences and have seen evidence of these intelligences in my classroom with my children.
Reference Page Gardener, H. (1993). Multiple Intelligences: The theory in practice. New York: Basic Books