Presentation on theme: "HOWARD GARDNER’S EIGHT INTELLIGENCES WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE? The ability to solve real-life problems. The ability to find and create problems. The ability."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE? The ability to solve real-life problems. The ability to find and create problems. The ability to offer a product or service that is valued in at least one culture.
HUMANITY AND ITS POTENTIAL We have the ability to enhance and amplify our intelligence. Intelligence can change and be taught to oth e rs. Intelligence is multiple and occurs in different parts of the brain/mind system. Intellect is pluralistic and at some level it is one.
GARDNER’S THEORY It’s not how smart your are, but how you are smart. The eight intelligences are independent, yet they work together. A person’s level of intelligence is measured in a more holistic evaluation. Provides for a natural profile of “Human potential.”
VERBAL /LINGUISTIC Definition: Is able to use language, spoken and written, with clarity. Kid definition: Word smart
VERBAL LINGUISTIC Ways to teach: Lecture, discussion, word games, storytelling, choral reading, journal writing. Vocational Pursuits: Public speaking, Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Comedian, Play writing, Newscasting, Story-telling/writing.
LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL Definition: Is the ability to stick to the rigors of logic and numerical patterns in reasoning Kid Definition: Logic smart, number smart.
LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL Ways to teach: Brain teasers, problem solving, science experiments, mental calculation, number games, critical thinking. Vocational Pursuits: Scientific research, Accounting/Business, Legal assistance, Banking, Computer programming, Mathematician, Medicine
INTRAPERSONAL Definition: Is the ability to know one’s own feelings, thoughts and desires. Kid Definition: Self smart.
INTRAPERSONAL Ways to teach: Individualized instruction, Independent study, Options in course of study, Self-esteem building. Vocational Pursuits: Psychiatry, Spiritual Counseling, Potential Exploration, Philosopher, Guru, Cognitive Patterns Research.
MUSICAL RHYTHMIC Definition: Is the ability to produce and appreciate rhythm and express themselves musically. Kid Definition: Music smart.
MUSICAL RHYTHMIC Ways to teach: Rapping, Songs that teach.. Vocational Pursuits: Advertising, Performing Musician, Music Teacher, Environmental Sound Engineering, Film Making, Musical Theatre, Television.
VISUAL/SPATIAL Definition: To visualize and perceive configurations using the world of imagination. Kid Definition: Picture smart.
VISUAL/SPATIAL Ways to teach: Visual presentations, art activities, imagination games, mind mapping, metaphors. Vocational Pursuits: Architecture, Graphic Artistry, Cartographer, Drafting, Painting, Sculpting, Advertising.
INTERPERSONAL Definition: Is the ability to be a team player; sensitivity to others moods and motivations Kid Definition: People smart
INTERPERSONAL Ways to teach: Cooperative learning, peer tutoring, community involvement, social gatherings, simulations. Vocational Pursuits: Counseling/Therapist, Professional Teaching, Politics, Sociologist Anthropologist, Religious Leader
BODY/KINESTHETIC Definition: The ability to use their body skillfully. Kid Definition: Body smart. Sports smart. Hand smart
BODY/KINESTHETIC Ways to teach: Hands on learning, drama, dance, sports that teach, tactile activities, relaxation\ exercises. Vocational Pursuits: Athletics, Acting/Mime, Physical Education Instruction, Inventor, Professional Dancing/Choreography, Dramatic.
NATURALIST Definition: The ability to observe, understand and organize patterns in the natural environment.. Kid Definition: Plant and animal smart.
NATURALIST Ways to teach: Classification, organizational charts. Vocational Pursuits: Environmentalist, Scientist, Park Ranger, Doctor.
Multiple Intelligence Questions 1.What are some of the advantages/disadvantages in using MI in the classroom? 2. What problems do you see having as a teacher if you decide to use MI? 3. How should you prepare to begin to use MI in the classroom? 4. What changes do you think you will have to make if you decide to shift from traditional teaching methods to MI teaching methods?