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Jennifer Guia
English 101

Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven types of intelligences that students possesses different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways. According to Gardner theory, we are all able to know the world through linguistic, logical- mathematical, musical, body-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal. The idea of multiple intelligences is important because it allows educators to identify different strengths and weaknesses in students and also contradicts the idea that intelligence can be measured through IQ. In researching about genius, was found that Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences provides a great alternative to the popular measurable IQ method. He offered several objections to that view; one was that IQ predictions might point to success in school but not necessarily to success in life. For example, students with middling scores performed at extraordinary levels in business another walks in life, whereas high achieving students often settled for middling careers. The reports of high performing executives indicated a considerable intelligence that could be measured by the binet tests. When regions of the brain suffer damage, as with stroke or accident, the functions for which they were specialized were harmfully affected. Garner proposes the existence of a variety of intelligent rather than one. The first is Linguistic intelligence, which is the capacity to use language, your native language, and perhaps other languages, to express what’s on your mind and to understand other people. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture. The can become authors, poets, journalists, speakers, and newscasters exhibit high degrees of linguistic intelligence. It uses both the auditory and visual mode of perception. The second is Logical–Mathematical, people with a highly developed logical-mathematical intelligence understand the underlying principles of some kind of a causal system, the way a scientist or a logician does; or can manipulate numbers, quantities, and operations, the way a mathematician does. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, and ask questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, and mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details. At first, it may seem impossible to teach to all learning styles. However, as we move into using a mix of media or multimedia, it becomes easier. As we understand learning styles, it becomes apparent why multimedia appeals to learners and why a mix of media is more effective. It satisfies the many types of learning preferences that one person may represent. A review of the literature shows that a variety of decisions must be made when choosing media that is appropriate to learning style. They can be scientists, mathematicians, accountants, engineers, and computer programmers all demonstrate strong logical-mathematical intelligence. Primarily uses visual mode of perception. The third is Musical intelligence is the capacity to think in music, to be able to hear patterns, recognize them, remember them, and perhaps manipulate them. People who have a strong musical intelligence don’t just remember music easily they can’t get it out of their minds, some people will say, “Yes, music is important, but it’s a talent, not an intelligence.” And I say, “Fine, let’s call it a talent.” But, then we have to leave the word intelligent out of all discussions of human abilities. Those demonstrating this intelligence include composers, conductors, musicians, critics, instrument makers, as well as sensitive listeners. Primarily...
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