Howard Gardner's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

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INTRODUCTION HOWARD GARNER’S THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES The Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences was developed by a psychologist Howard Gardner in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. it speculates the individuals have eight or more relatively independent intelligences. The eight identified intelligences include linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, naturalistic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence (Gardner, 1999). According to Gardner’s analysis, only two intelligences—linguistic and logical mathematical—have been valued and tested for in modern secular schools; it is valuable to contemplate of that…show more content…
Linguistic intelligence basically involves the ability of using language efficiently to express oneself verbally or flowingly, and also to able to recall information by use of language. Logical-mathematical intelligence this type of intelligence entails the capability to evaluate problems logically, to perform mathematical tasks, and to investigate matters scientifically. Howard Gardner words state “it entails the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically. This intelligence is most often associated with scientific and mathematical thinking. Musical intelligence It includes skill in performing, composing and appreciate musical patterns. It also comprises the ability to recognize and compose musical tones, pitches and rhythms. According to Gardner musical intelligence goes along with linguistic intelligence. Bodily-kinesthetic…show more content…
Accordingly, in developing MI theory and its broader characterization of intelligence, Gardner did not focus on the creation and interpretation of psychometric instruments. Rather, he drew upon research findings from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, psychometrics and psychological studies of prodigies and savants. Through synthesis of relevant research across these fields, Gardner established several criteria for identification of a unique intelligence (see Table
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