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  • 1. Multiple Intelligences and Adult Learning By Janice Perry Otto
  • 2. Multiple Intelligences
    • Where did they come from?
    • What are they?
  • 3. Howard Gardner Howard Gardner developed Multiple Intelligence Theory: what does he say …
  • 4.  
  • 5. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Many careers are governed by multiple intelligences as we capitalize on our strengths in life.
  • 6. What does this mean?
  • 7.
  • 8. Functionality
    • Interconnections Between Intelligences
    • None Function Alone
    • Cooperative Learning
  • 9. Some Examples
  • 10. Verbal & Linguistic Teachers …. Lawyers ….. Journalists
  • 11. Logical & Mathematical Alan Greenspan Madame Curie Programmers …. Accountants ….. Engineers
  • 12. Visual/Spatial Frank Lloyd Wright Amelia Earhart Leonardo Di Vinci Architects …... Aviators ….. Sculptors
  • 13. Musical & Rhythmic
  • 14. Bodily & Kinesthetic
  • 15. Intrapersonal MARIE CURIE Researchers … Entrepreneurs … Novelists
  • 16. Interpersonal Freud Counselors… Politicians… Salespersons
  • 17. Naturalist Farmers… Botanists … Environmentalists
  • 18. Existentialist Philosophers and Theorists
  • 19. Multiple Intelligence Action Words
  • 20. Adult Learning
    • Possess all multiple intelligences to some degree.
    • Some more dominant than others on an individual basis.
    • Adults maximize intelligences
      • Better reasoning skills and problem solving
      • Life experiences
    • Learning and processing of information more difficult
      • Poorer eyesight
      • Failing vision
      • Loss of range of motion
      • Arthritis
  • 21. Verbal & Linguistic ASSISTANTS Vision and hearing deteriorate making it difficult for adults to intake and process information unless aided by external devices such as magnifiers and hearing aids.
  • 22. Logical & Mathematical Monetary exchange is common; however, calculations for making change may be slowed as we age and counting the change is difficult when arthritic or vision impaired.
  • 23. Visual/Spatial Frank Lloyd Wright Leonardo Di Vinci Simple pleasures such as assembling a jigsaw puzzle become difficult if not impossible when vision is impaired and manual dexterity deteriorates.
  • 24. Musical & Rhythmic Music appreciation cannot take the same forms as in the past. “Busting a move” is limited by arthritis and range of motion.
  • 25. Musical & Rhythmic Life long musicians are hampered by deteriorating memory and arthritis.
  • 26. Bodily & Kinesthetic Physical deterioration makes enjoying some activities difficult and sometimes impossible.
  • 27. Intrapersonal Self perceptions and abilities are modified by limitations.
  • 28. Interpersonal Personal interactions are more social rather than career oriented as we transition out of the work force into retirement.
  • 29. Naturalist Physical limitations reduce joys such as gardening to potted plants rather than in the backyard.
  • 30. Multiple Intelligences & Adult Learning
    • New knowledge becomes more difficult to process
    • Physical difficulties preclude many former activities
    • Mental capabilities diminish
    • Limitations rather than intelligences govern new learning and experiences
  • 31.
    • Dee Christiansen
    • Margaret Goodlick
    • Lila Kastigar
    • Myra Komnick
    • Sandy Montgomery
    • Betty Noble
    • Art Riddle
    • Bud Schumm
    • Shirley Schumm
    • June Stoutameyer
    • Elaine Tipsord
    • Oscar Voelker
    • Joan Welch
    • Mattie Young
    • L.James Blythe
    The End Special Thanks To: