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Multiple Intelligence


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We all are unique, with special skills. Looking at the different ways we share intelligence can be a great way to start looking at careers.

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Multiple Intelligence

  1. 1. Multiple Intelligence & Career Exploration Howard Gardner’s research into developing effective learning and thinking skills. By: Mr. Breitsprecher
  2. 2. Knowing Yourself is the Key <ul><li>Learning styles, preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Build on strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Use strengths to build new skills </li></ul><ul><li>Match strong points with career </li></ul><ul><li>Find career clusters where skills are an advantage </li></ul>
  3. 3. Traditional Measures of Intelligence Are Not Useful <ul><li>Narrow focus, leave out critical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally biased, discriminate </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t measure ability to work with others </li></ul><ul><li>People have different learning styles, personalities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Multiple Levels of Intelligence <ul><li>Visual/Spatial Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Logical/Mathematical Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapersonal Intelligence </li></ul>
  5. 5. Visual/Spatial Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to perceive the visual </li></ul><ul><li>Think in pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Create mental images </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos, and movies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Careers for the Visual/Spatial Intelligent <ul><li>Navigators </li></ul><ul><li>Sculptors </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Inventors </li></ul><ul><li>Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to use words and language </li></ul><ul><li>Highly developed auditory skills </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Think in words </li></ul>
  8. 8. Careers for the Verbal/Linguistic Intelligent <ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Journalist </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Politician </li></ul><ul><li>Translator </li></ul>
  9. 9. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to use reason, logic, and numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Think conceptually </li></ul><ul><li>Logical and numerical patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Make connections between information and data </li></ul>
  10. 10. Careers for the Logical/Mathematical Intelligent <ul><li>Scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Accountants </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematicians </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to control body movements and handle objects </li></ul><ul><li>Express themselves through movement </li></ul><ul><li>Good sense of balance </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent eye-hand co-ordination. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Careers for the Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligent <ul><li>Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Dancers </li></ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul><ul><li>Firefighters </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans </li></ul>
  13. 13. Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to produce and appreciate music </li></ul><ul><li>Think in sounds, rhythms, and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to music and sounds </li></ul>
  14. 14. Careers for the Musical/Rhythmic Intelligent <ul><li>Musician </li></ul><ul><li>Disc Jockey </li></ul><ul><li>Singer </li></ul><ul><li>Composer </li></ul>
  15. 15. Interpersonal Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to relate and understand others </li></ul><ul><li>See other’s point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how others think and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Sense others feelings, intentions, and motivations </li></ul>
  16. 16. Careers for the Interpersonal Intelligent <ul><li>Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Salesperson </li></ul><ul><li>Politician </li></ul><ul><li>Business Person </li></ul>
  17. 17. Intrapersonal Intelligence <ul><li>Ability to self-reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Understand inner feelings, dreams, relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate their strengths and weaknesses </li></ul>
  18. 18. Careers for the Intrapersonal Intelligent <ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Theorists </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Summary: Multiple Intelligence <ul><li>We are individuals with different strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding ourselves is key to success </li></ul><ul><li>Theories of Multiple Intelligence provide framework to analyze and develop skills to reach goals </li></ul>