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  1. Howard Gardner American Psychologist

  2. “Intelligence is the capacity to do something useful in the society in which we live. Intelligence is the ability to respond successfully to new situations and the capacity to learn from one’s past experiences.”—Dr. Howard Gardner, author, Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice

  3. Who is he? • Born in Pennsylvania • July 11, 1943 • Professor at Harvard University • Founder of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

  4. Theory of Multiple Intelligences • Spatial • Ability to visualize with the mind’s eye • Linguistic • High affinity for languages • Good at reading, writing, memorizing • Logical-Mathematical • High ability to recognize patterns • Good reasoning ability • Bodily-Kinesthetic • Ability to handle objects skillfully • Learn better by muscular movement

  5. Theory of Multiple Intelligences Cont’d • Musical • Ability to sing, play music, compose music • Have sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, music • Interpersonal • Ability to understand others • Intrapersonal • Have a deep understanding of self (strengths/weaknesses) • Self-reflective capabilities • Naturalistic • Relating information to your natural surroundings

  6. Multiple Intelligences Links • http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html • http://www.bgfl.org/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/choose_lang.cfm