Howard Gardener

by: ivania sales

Background info

Howard Gardner is the professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also a Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and the Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Gardner has gotten a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981 and the University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2000.

Theory of multiple intelligences

  • musical–rhythmic: sensitivity with tones, rhythms, sounds, and music. Someone who is highly musically intelligent.
  • Visual-spatial: the ability to visualize with the minds eye. Visualization of objects from different angles.
  • Verbal-linguistic: display facility with words and languages. Usually good at writing, telling stories, reading and memorizing dates.

  • logical–mathematical: logic, abstractions, reasoning, numbers, and critical thinking. Having the capacity to understand underlying principles.
  • bodily–kinesthetic: the ability to control ones bodily emotions and the capacity to handle objects skillfully. Sense of timing with a clear goal. Generally good at sports, dancing, acting and making things.
  • interpersonal: social skills. Able to cooperate with other and understand their emotions.
  • Intrapersonal: self-reflective properties, deep understanding of oneself.
  • naturalistic: able to make consequential distinctions in the natural world. Hunting farming and biological science.
  • real life examples

    Musical-rhythmic: someone who is good at singing and plays instruments.

    Visual-spatial: A blind man how can remember where places are in a non-visual way.

    Verbal-linguistic: An author is verbally-linguistic because they are good at telling stories.

    Logical-mathematical: a math teacher

    Bodily-kinesthetic: a soccer player

    Interpersonal: someone who is very outgoing

    Intrapersonal: someone who is very in touch with themselves and know themselves very well

    Naturalistic: A hunter who lives in Alaska because they know the area well and they use ever part of everything they hunted. Nothing goes to waste.