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MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

BY HOWARD GARDNER

WHY USE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES?
• All human beings possess all nine intelligences in varying degrees. • Each individual has a different profile • Education can be improved by assessment of students’ intelligence profiles and designing activities accordingly. • The nine intelligences may operate in consort or independently from one another.

HOW CAN WE ADAPT MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN ESL
• The multiple intelligences can be integrated into the teaching of ESL by preparing specific intelligence-based lessons for language taught. • The idea is to adapt the theme to suit the intelligences of three of four intelligencebased types of leaners in a classroom.

VERBAL INTELLIGENCE
MEANING This intelligence is marked by the ability to speak and write well. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Text 2 Mindmap (https://www.text2mindmap.com/) • Blogs

Text 2 Mindmap

Blogspot

LOGICAL MATH INTELLIGENCE
MEANING People who are strong in this area use logic and mathematical skills to solve problems, such as scientific questions. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Brodenbund Software Inc. • The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury

VISUAL SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE
MEANING Those with spatial intelligence have to ability to think and reason about objects in three-dimensional space. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Prezi

MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE
MEANING Perform, understand, and enjoy music EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Tumblr • Voice Thread

BODILY-KINAESTHETIC INTELLIGENCE
MEANING People who have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should learn better by involving muscular movement, and be generally good at physical activities such as sports, dance, acting, and making things. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Living-book

INTRAPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE
MEANING This refers to having a deep understanding of self; what one’s strengths/weaknesses Are, what makes one unique, being able to predict one’s own reactions/emotions. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • i-Learn • Inspiration software (http://www.inspiration.com/)

INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE
MEANING This area has to do with interaction with others EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Skype • Video conferencing

NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE
MEANING Recognize, identify, and understand animals, plants, and other living things. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY • Global-learn

CONCLUSION
• Multiple Intelligence Theory is, at its base, about recognizing the different preferences or intelligences that all of us possess but that vary in dominance • Any teacher considering MI in the classroom, he or she is also considering alternative assessment strategies. • It requires interaction on the part of the student and thus students become a part of the learning experience