For Gardner, intelligence is:•The ability to create an effective product oroffer a service that is valued in a culture.•A set of skills that make it possible for aperson to solve problems in life.•The potential for finding or creatingsolutions for problems, which involvesgathering new knowledge.
Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist and professorof neuroscience from Harvard University,developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences in1983.According to Howard Gardner, human beings havenine different kinds of intelligence that reflectdifferent ways of interacting with the world.Each person has a unique combination or profile.Although we each have all nine intelligences, notwo individuals have them in the same exactconfiguration.
This area deals with spatialjudgment and the ability tovisualize with the minds eye.Careers which suit those withthis type of intelligence includeartists, designers andarchitects. A spatial person isalso good with puzzles.
This area has to do with words,spoken or written. People withhigh verbal-linguisticintelligence display a facilitywith words and languages. Theyare typically good at reading,writing, telling stories andmemorizing words along withdates.
This area has to do withlogic, abstractions, reasoning, and numbers. It correlates stronglywith traditional concepts of"intelligence" or IQ. Careerswhich suit those with thisintelligence includescientists, physicists, mathematicians, logicians, engineers, doctors, etc.
The core elements of the bodilyintelligence are control of onesbodily motions and the capacity tohandle objects skillfully. Thisintelligence also includes a sense oftiming, a clear sense of the goal of aphysical action, along with the abilityto train responses so they becomelike reflexes.
This area has to do withsensitivity tosounds, rhythms, tones, andmusic. People with a highmusical intelligence normallyhave good pitch and may evenhave absolute pitch, and areable to sing, play musicalinstruments, and compose music.
This area has to do withinteraction with others. Intheory, people who have a highinterpersonal intelligence tend tobe extroverts, characterized bytheir sensitivity to othersmoods, feelings, temperamentsand motivations, and their abilityto cooperate in order to work aspart of a group.
This area has to do withintrospective and self-reflectivecapacities. They are skillful atdeciphering their own feelingsand motivations. This refers tohaving a deep understanding ofthe self; what are yourstrengths/ weaknesses, whatmakes you unique, you can predictyour own reactions/ emotions.
This area has to do withnature, nurturing and relatinginformation to one’s naturalsurroundings. Careers whichsuit those with thisintelligence includenaturalists, farmers andgardeners.
Ability and reactivity to pose(and ponder) questions aboutlife, death, and ultimaterealities. Ideal career:cosmologist, philosopher.
“The secret to classroom success with allof our learners is to treat EVERY studentas gifted and talented”. Our job asteachers is to find that talent and workwith it so our learners can make theprogress that they deserve, at the sametime, we have to develop meaningfulactivities in order to achieve our goalswith all the students and their differentabilities.