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Multiple Intelligences. Jesse Morton Doug Mathews Dave Kaus. The Theorist: Howard Gardner. Theory established in 1983 He is a professor at Harvard University Reason: He found that students learned differently and that “MI accounts for a broader range of potential in children and adults.”.

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Multiple intelligences

Multiple Intelligences

Jesse Morton

Doug Mathews

Dave Kaus


The theorist howard gardner
The Theorist: Howard Gardner

  • Theory established in 1983

  • He is a professor at Harvard University

  • Reason: He found that students learned differently and that “MI accounts for a broader range of potential in children and adults.”


The 8 main intelligences
The 8 Main Intelligences

  • Visual/Spatial Intelligence

  • Bodily/Kinesthetic

  • Verbal/Linguistic

  • Logical/Mathematical

  • Musical/Rhythmic

  • Interpersonal

  • Intrapersonal

  • Naturalist


Visual spatial
Visual/Spatial

  • Defined as the “ability to perceive the visual”.

  • Learners tend to think pictorially and need explicit mental images to remember information.

  • They tend to prefer visual aids, such as videos, maps, charts, etc.

  • Skills include reading, writing, art, construction


Bodily kinesthetic
Bodily/Kinesthetic

  • “Ability to control body movements and handle objects skillfully.”

  • The learners have a good sense of hand-eye coordination and can remember information by interacting with their environment.

  • Skills include dacning, sports, body language, crafting, acting.


Verbal linguistic
Verbal/linguistic

  • “Ability to use words and language.”

  • Highly developed auditory skills and are generally elegant speakers, thinking in words instead of pictures.

  • Skills include speaking, listening, story telling, understanding words, persuasion/


Logical mathematical
Logical/Mathematical

  • “Ability to use reason, logic and numbers.”

  • Learners think conceptually in terms of logic and mathematical patterns and are able to make connections between bits of information.

  • Skills include problem solving, classifying information, performing complex calculations, working with shapes.


Musical rhythmic
Musical/Rhythmic

  • “Ability to produce and appreciate music.”

  • Learners tend to think in sounds, rhythms, and patterns. They tend to be sound-sensitive and will often either like or criticize music as soon as they hear it.

  • Skills include singing, playing instruments, recognizing tonal patterns, remembering tunes, understanding music theory.


Interpersonal
Interpersonal

  • “Ability to relate to and understand others.”

  • Learners can see things from another POV and can sense another person’s feelings easily. Use verbal and non-verbal language to communicate with others.

  • Skills include having empathy, counseling, resolving conflicts, cooperating with groups.


Intrapersonal
Intrapersonal

  • “Ability to self-reflect and be aware of one’s inner being.”

  • Learners try to understand their deepest feelings, dreams, their strengths and weaknesses, and relationships with others.

  • Skills include reflecting upon and analyzing themselves, awareness of dreams and desires, evaluating their thinking patterns.


Naturalist
Naturalist

  • Not one of the original intelligence thought of in 1983; this was thought of in 1999.

  • This would apply to someone who has a great appreciation and understanding of nature.

  • A person high in this intelligence would like taking trips outdoors, going on nature walks, etc.


Strengths of the theory
Strengths of the Theory

  • Addresses student diversity in learning

  • Can be easily incorporated in the classroom

  • Believed to reduce the number of referrals to special education.

  • This is a more comprehensive way of learning, as people tend to have intelligence in more than one of the 8 categories.


Weaknesses criticisms
Weaknesses/Criticisms

  • It is not “well-defined”: Will the number of “intelligences” continue to increase?

  • “It defeats national standards”: Adoption of MI would make it difficult to compare students’ skills.

  • Educators faced with overcrowded classes fear that they may not be able to cover all intelligences in each lesson.


Technological integration of mi
Technological Integration of MI

  • PowerPoint

  • Inspiration Graphic

  • Use of the Internet

  • Use of CD Players

  • Overheads

  • Mp3 players (Podcasts)

  • Film


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.ldpride.net/

  • http://www.infed.org/

  • http://www.thirteen.org/

  • To find how you rank amongst the eight intelligences, take a test at http://literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html


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