Description of Theory
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligence was proposed in his book "Frames of Mind: the theory of multiple intelligence in 1983. Gardner said the multiple intelligence theory was a theory that differentiates into specific "sections" rather than seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability.
8 categories of multiple intelligence
- Visual/ spatial- Involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space.
- Verbal/ Linguistic- Involves reading, writing, speaking and conversing in ones own or foreign logic.
- Logical/ Mathematics- Involves numbers and computing skills recognizing patterns and relationships, timelines and order.
- Body/ kinesthetics- Involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills.
- Musical- Involves understanding and expressing oneself through music and rhythmic movements or dance.
- interpersonal- Involves understanding how to communicate with and understand other people and how to work collaboratively.
- intrapersonal- Involves understanding one's inner world of emotions and thoughts and how to control and work with them consciously.
- Naturalist- Involves understanding the natural world of plants and animals, noticing their characteristics, and categorizing them.
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