Howard Gardner’s:Multiple Intelligences Show Them How Smart You Are!
What is Intelligence? Webster defines intelligence as: • Power of knowing • Understanding • Dealing with new situations. • Skill of reasoning.
What is the theory of multiple intelligences? Howard Gardner’s theory proposes: • People are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have. • Intelligence can be learned throughout life. • Everyone is intelligent in at least eight different ways . • Individuals develop each aspect of intelligence to an average level of competency.
The 8 intelligences included in Gardner’s theory are: *Verbal/ Linguistic *Visual/ Spatial *Interpersonal *Musical/ Rhythmic *Logical/ Mathematical *Intrapersonal *Bodily/ Kinesthetic *Naturalist
: Linguistic Intelligence(Word Smart) is the ability to use language to express what's on your mind and to understand other people. • Proper use of the structure of language • Knows and correctly uses rules of grammar • Enjoys reading, writing, and speaking • Has a large vocabulary • Has highly developed communication skills including writing, speaking, and story- telling • This person learns best by: Writing Talking Reading ~*Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence*~
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence“Math Smart” Logical-mathematical intelligence is: use numbers effectively reason well see cause and effect identify a problem and solve it think by reasoning.
What is visual/spatial intelligence?“Art Smart” Spatial intelligence is the brain’s ability to process what we see. Although not very well-known, spatial intelligence is very important in the arts and in everyday life.
Why is Visual/Spatial Intelligence Important? • Transfer a vision to a painting, sculpture, film. • Used daily to remember small, but important facts; like how to travel from your school to your house.
What is Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence?“Body Smart” It is expertise in using one’s whole body to express ideas and feelings. Examples: acting, dancing, sports, and using body language It is the ability to use one’s hands to produce or transform things. Examples: sculpting clay and hands-on learning
What is Musical Intelligence?“Music Smart” If you are musically intelligent, you are able to…. Recognize Tell apart Change Express All kinds of musical forms
Interpersonal Intelligence“People Smart” • Understands other people • Socially aware • Interacts well with all types of people • Can read body language and social cues
Intrapersonal Intelligence “Self Smart” “What is intrapersonal intelligence?” • Self-knowledge • Ability to act adaptively on the basis of that knowledge. • Having an accurate picture of oneself (one’s strengths and weaknesses) • Awareness of inner moods, intentions, motivations, temperaments, and desires • The capacity for self-discipline, self-understanding, and self-esteem. .
What is a Naturalist?“Nature Smart” • Allows one to distinguish among classify, and use features of the environment. • The ability to discriminate among living things and to see patterns in the natural world.