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Multiple intelligences (1)

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Multiple intelligences (1)

  1. 1. Multiple IntelligencesMultiple Intelligences What constitutes an intelligent person? What people are considered to be the most intelligent?
  2. 2. ““we are not all the same, we do notwe are not all the same, we do not all have the same kinds of minds,all have the same kinds of minds, and education works most effectivelyand education works most effectively for most individuals if…humanfor most individuals if…human differences are taken seriously”differences are taken seriously” (Gardner, 1995, p. 208)(Gardner, 1995, p. 208)
  3. 3. Multiple IntelligencesMultiple Intelligences Based on Gardner’s theory (1983) Based on notion that intelligence, based on IQ testing, is far too limited. Proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential. Theory suggests multiple ways the content may be taught to facilitate learning.
  4. 4. Eight Ways of Knowing!Eight Ways of Knowing! Multiple Intelligences AppliedMultiple Intelligences Applied
  5. 5. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence ("number smart" or "logic smart") Tend to think more conceptually and abstractly and often see patterns and relationships that others miss. Like to conduct experiments, to solve puzzles and other problems Enjoy working with numbers and math formulas Love the challenge of a complex problem to solve Uses numbers, math, and logic to find and understand various patterns Begin with concrete patterns in the real world, but gets increasingly abstract as try to understand the relationships among patterns
  6. 6. Visual-Spatial Intelligences ("art smart" or "picture smart") Represents the knowing that occurs through shapes, images, patterns, and designs we see Also includes the images we are able to conjure in our heads Tend to think in images and pictures Very aware of objects, shapes, colors, and patterns Like to draw, paint, and make interesting designs and patterns Love to work jigsaw puzzles, read maps, and find their way around new places
  7. 7. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence ("body smart" or "movement smart") Learning by doing Knowing happens through physical movement and through the knowing of our physical body Tend to have a keen sense of body awareness Like physical movement, making things with hands, role playing Like physical games Like to demonstrate how to do something Find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time
  8. 8. Musical-Rhythmic Intelligence ("music smart" or "sound smart") Knowing that happens through sound and vibration Deals with the whole realm of sound, tones, beats, and vibrational patterns Very sensitive to sounds in the environment Study and work better with music in the background Skilled at mimicking sounds, language accents, and speech patterns
  9. 9. Naturalist Intelligence ("nature smart" or "environment smart") Knowing what occurs in and through our encounters with the natural world Involves species discernment, communion with the natural world, and ability to recognize and classify various fauna Have a profound love for the outdoors, animals, and plants Fascinated by and noticeably affected by weather, changing leaves, sound of the wind, warm sun, or an insect in the room Have an affinity with respect for all living beings
  10. 10. Interpersonal Intelligence ("people smart" or "group smart") The person-to-person way of knowing Knowing what happens when we work with and relate to people Develops a whole range of social skills Learn through personal interactions Have lots of friends Love team activities “Pull your own weight” Sensitive to people’s feelings and ideas
  11. 11. Intrapersonal Intelligence ("self smart" or "introspection smart") Self-reflective abilities Introspective intelligence Want to know the meaning, purpose, and significance of things Involves awareness of the inner world Like to work alone Self-reflective and self- aware In tune with inner feelings Bear creative wisdom Strong willed, self- confident, and have well- thought out opinions on almost any issue
  12. 12. Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence ("word smart" or "book smart") Knowing that which comes through the language Understands the order and meaning of words Have highly developed skills for reading, speaking, and writing Like various kinds of literature, playing word games, debating, and creative writing Love learning new words Comprehension of anything read is high

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