Howard Earl Gardner

Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Background:

Born: July 11, 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


Studied at Harvard Collage from 1961-1965, then proceeding his education at Harvard University from 1966-1971. He earned a few awards such as MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences. (US & Canada). Among that he has also written 15 books in his lifetime.

Multiple Intelligence

  1. Visual/Spatial - Involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space.
  2. Verbal/Linguistic - Involves reading, writing, speaking, and conversing in one's own or foreign languages.
  3. Logical/Mathematical - Involves number and computing skills, recognizing patterns and relationships, timeliness and order, and the ability to solve different kinds of problems through logic.
  4. Bodily/Kinesthetic - Involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities.
  5. Musical - Involves understanding and expressing oneself through music and rhythmic movements or dance, or composing, playing, or conducting music.
  6. Interpersonal - Involves understanding how to communicate with and understand other people and how to work collaboratively.
  7. Intrapersonal - Involves understanding one's inner world of emotions and thoughts, and growing in the ability to control them and work with them consciously.
  8. Naturalist - Involves understanding the natural world of plants and animals, noticing their characteristics, and categorizing them; it generally involves keen observation and the ability to classify other things as well.
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Visual/Spatial

-You could play educational videos for your child as they grow up.

-You could show your child how to do things as their growing up.

Verbal/Linguistic

-Narrating what your doing to help improve your child's ability to learn their native language.

-Listening to educational CD's.

Logical/Mathematical

-Letting the child play with games that involve problem solving.

Bodily/Kinesthetic

-Having your child do a sport or something that requires physical activity.

Musical

-You could put your kids in dance.

-Have your child learn how to play an instrument.

Interpersonal

-Teaching or emotions.

-Your child may start to notice different moods and being able to respond to them in the appropriate way.

Intrapersonal

-Being able to have a conversation with your child about their feelings.

Naturalist

-Being able to put plants and animals into a category.