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Multiple Intelligences

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What are the Multiple
Intelligences?
• There is no single measure of
intelligence
• There are alternative ways for people to
learn: there are many intelligences
• Each of us has all of these
“intelligences” to some degree
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• Verbal/linguistic
– Learns best by speaking, writing, reading,
listening
• Mathematical/logical
– Good with numbers, logic, problem solving,
patterns, categories
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• Visual/spatial
– Thinks in images and pictures
– Understands best by seeing the subject
• Bodily/kinesthetic
– Prefers physical activity
– Would rather participate than watch
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• Musical/rhythmic
– Enjoys musical expression
– Sensitive to sounds
• Naturalist
– Loves outdoors
– Excels in observing fine distinctions
among similar items
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• Intrapersonal
– Exceptionally aware of own feelings and
values
– Generally reserved, self-motivated, intuitive
• Interpersonal
– Outgoing
– Does well with cooperative learning
– Good leaders