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1 Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Sam and Elise

2 Background Three general categories Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Theory of Multiple Intelligences Developed by Howard Gardner in 1983 (7) and 1999 (2) Expands of the three categories

3 Verbal-Linguistic Description Written and spoken words
Interpretation and explanation via language Good at understanding relationship between communication and meaning

4 Verbal-Linguistic Tasks and activities Careers Editing papers
Giving speeches Listing pros and cons Writing directions Careers Lawyers, teachers, historians, writers, TV and radio presenters

5 Logical-Mathematical
Description Analyzing problems Detecting patterns Performing calculations Scientific reasoning Understanding cause and effect

6 Logical-Mathematical
Tasks and activities Create a process Devising strategies Mental math Careers Bankers, Engineers, Scientists, Statisticians

7 Musical Description Awareness, appreciation and use of sound
Recognizing tone and rhythm Understanding relationship between sound and feeling

8 Musical Tasks and activities Careers
Teaching someone how to play an instrument Partake in choir and/or band Whistling Composing music Careers Composer, Music Producer, Singer, Voice Coach, DJ

9 Bodily Kinesthetic Description Eye and body coordination
Manual dexterity Physical agility and balance

10 Bodily Kinesthetic Tasks and Activities Careers
Demonstrating a sports technique Interpreting sign language Riding a horse Catching objects Careers Athletes, Dancers, Phy. Ed. Teachers, Nurses, Sign-language Interpreters

11 Spatial-Visual Descriptions
Interpretation and creation of visual images, pictorial imagination and expression Understands relationships between images and meanings and between space and effect

12 Spatial-Visual Tasks and activities Careers Designing a building
Interpreting a painting Organize a storage room Painting a landscape Composing a photograph Careers Artists, Architects, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Sculptors

13 Interpersonal Description Ability to relate to others
Interpretation of behavior and communications Understands the relationship between people and their situations

14 Interpersonal Tasks and activities Careers
Coach or council another person Demonstrate feelings through body language Interpret moods from facial expressions Mentoring Careers Care givers, Coaches, Counselors, Teachers, Therapists, HR professional

15 Intrapersonal Description One’s relationship to others and the world
Personal objectivity The capability to understand oneself One’s ability to react to change

16 Intrapersonal Tasks and activities Careers Aware of inner feelings
Ability to decide one’s own personal changes and how to achieve them Careers Researchers, Theorists, Philosophers

17 Naturalist Description Recognize relationship with natural world
Apply science theory to life

18 Naturalist Tasks and activities Careers
Recognizing and categorizing plants, animals and other objects in nature Careers Scientist, Naturalist, Landscape Architect, Farmer, Zoologist, DNR

19 Existential Description Reflective Deep thinking
Capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence (What is the meaning of life? Why do we die? How do we get here?)

20 Existential Tasks and activities Careers Designing abstract theories
Understanding philosophical questions Careers Philosopher, Scientist, Theologian

21 MI and Adolescents Middle School and Junior High
Time where Adolescents start to discover what types of MI’s they have Discovering personal identity and who/what they want to be when they grow up

22 Conclusion Nine different forms of intelligences All learn differently
Need for Inclusion is huge! Developing personal identity Frame of mind constantly changing

23 Sources “Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences” (2010). Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. Northern Illinois University. ory_multiple_intelligences.pdf. Accessed on 5 January, 2014. “Multiple Intelligence (MI) – Howard Gardner.” Cortland University. Accessed on 5 January, 2014.


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