Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner


Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner

The original Multiple Intelligence theory was developed in 1983 and first published in his book, ‘Frames of Mind.’ The book strongly suggests that everybody has a different mind, and no two profiles of intelligence are the same. Therefore, the traditional concept of measuring intelligence by I.Q testing is far too restricted. From the 8 primary intelligences, an individual may excel in one, two or even three of these, but nobody’s good at them all.   

Equally the same rule applies to a child prodigy or mentally/physically disadvantaged person. A brain damaged child could have a severely impaired use of language, but be able to paint or play music magnificently. Dr Gardner indicates that by introducing a broader range of learning methods, (known as the intelligences) educators and indeed parents, can home in on an individual’s strengths and weaknesses by determining their preferred learning style. This would consequently give them the opportunity to learn in ways more productively to their unique minds.     [Read more]

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  • de castro compton  On 09/26/2013 at 7:43 am

    Excellent article by this learned gentleman….I will certainly now try to read/obtain his book…..
    My commonsense approach to learning re-iterates what is being theorised….

    In our lifetime we use but a fraction of our brain …some parts more than others.
    Some people more than others….

    I do recognise the three R s in education.

    How these develop depends on our embryonic/early learning processes….

    A lot of research on the embryo is today a high priority in the sciences….
    We are living in interesting times….

    Not wishing to delve into theology will comment no further until I have read
    this gentleman’s book.

    Thanks to Cyril for this enlightenment in his blogg…
    We never stop learning


  • de castro compton  On 09/26/2013 at 8:44 am

    An after thought….
    Does the professor believe in “aliens” …? An interlect above his EXISTENTIALIST
    thesis….most scientists question the existence of “GOD” the supernatural …
    Would love to know his views on the subject.


  • Zena Eggough  On 09/26/2013 at 5:17 pm

    Impacting. One needs to fully recognise these facts and allow scope for people’s
    potentials to develop within their fields of intelligence. Zena

  • de castro compton  On 09/27/2013 at 11:12 pm

    Zena I like your thinking….one must first identify what is fact before they proceed with the development of their field of intelligence….
    You can be an interrlectual yet not be intelligent….

    Specialist in your field but novice in others….indecisive….
    log jam in the grey cells !
    Know everything about something
    Nothing about everything…

    Hope that makes sense !…

    My interlect does not permit my “fantacies” to wonder/stray…..
    My decisions are more realistic….even if it is wrong sometimes…
    I can but learn from my mistakes. ! Hopefully not fatally…


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