Gardeners Theory

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Gardener’s Theory
Kimberly Irvin
EXP 105

Gardener’s Theory is a thesis stating that there are seven types of intelligences. These seven are; Logical-Mathematical, Linguistic, Spatial, Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. Gardener states that there are seven individual regions in the human brain that are used together to learn. This means that although the seven things are separate, they work together to help us understand and solve problems.

The first type of intelligence, in no particular order, is logical-mathematical. This type of intelligence is, in my opinion, a problem solving intelligence. By this I mean that it is the intelligence we use to follow patterns and create the rest of the pattern, the ability to look at a problem in math and know the answer. The next type is linguistic intelligence. This type of intelligence allows us to use words in a way that makes us sound as intelligent as we are, to describe a tree in a beautiful way. Then there is spatial intelligence. I would assume this type of intelligence is linked to people who have photographic memories, those that remember things they have seen better than they remember things they have heard or read. Musical intelligence is the ability to understand and recreate music, playing an instrument or composing a piece of music for an instrument. Bodily-Kinesthetic sounds to me like it is highly coordinated with our hand eye coordination, the ability to move our bodies as we tell our minds to. Interpersonal intelligence is understanding people, understanding what they mean when they use their hands to speak, or how they move their body. Intrapersonal intelligence is understanding yourself, understanding your feelings in a third person manner, rather than an emotional first person manner. The two types of intelligence I relate to most are spatial and musical. I use spatial intelligence when solving a problem without paper. I see the...