ABOUT THE THEORYThis theory has been attributed to the works of Howard Gardner (1984)He examines 7 different “abilities” or “intelligences” which are largely independent of each otherGardner believes we all navigate the world through these intelligencesThis implies that students possess different abilities therefore learn, remember, perform and understand in different waysHe challenges the assumption that everyone can learn in the some wayGarner proposes students should be exposed to study materials in a variety of waysAssessment of knowledge should also be conducted through multiple methods.
THE BIG 71. Linguistic Intelligence2. Musical Intelligence3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence4. Spatial Intelligence5. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence6. Intra-Personal Intelligence7. Inter-Personal Intelligence**Individuals differ in the strength of these intelligences
CLASSROOM USE-Use “big 7” in planning classroom activities.-Rotate using each of the strategies to suit every learner in the class.-Take into account each type of learner.
EXAMPLES OF EACH IN CLASSROOM-Linguistic Intelligence- “one-minute” papers-Musical intelligence- write a rap about something important to you-Logical-mathematical-Sudoku-Spatial-Create a map from school to your house-Bodily-kinisthetic- have students stand everytime a statement in a review is true, and sit when false