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Multiple Intelligences Pie Chart







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Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence Type Verbal/Linguistic
This intelligence, which is related to words and language – written and spoken – dominates most Western educational systems. Language Arts-Based Assessment Instruments
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Written essays Vocabulary quizzes Recall of verbal information Audiocassette recordings Poetry writing Linguistic humor Formal speech Cognitive debates Listening and reporting Learning logs and journals

Often called scientific thinking, this intelligence deals with inductive and deductive thinking/reasoning, numbers and the recognition of abstract patterns. Cognitive Patterns-Based Assessment Instruments

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Cognitive organizers Higher-order reasoning Pattern games Outlining Logic and rationality exercises Mental menus and formulas Deductive reasoning Inductive reasoning Calculation processes Logical analysis and critique Murals and montages Graphic representation and visual illustrating Visualization and imagination Reading, understanding, and creating maps Flowcharts and graphs Sculpting and building Imaginary conversations Mind mapping Video recording and photography Manipulative demonstrations Creating concept songs and raps Illustrating with sound Discerning rhythmic patterns Composing music Linking music and rhythm with concepts orchestrating music Creating percussion patterns Analyzing musical structure Reproducing musical and rhythmic patterns

This intelligence, which relies on the sense of sight and being able to visualize an object, includes the ability to create internal mental images and pictures. Imaginable-Based Assessment Instruments

This intelligence is based on the recognition of tonal patterns, including various environmental sounds, and on a sensitivity to rhythm and beats. Auditory-Based Assessment Instruments

Intelligence Type Bodily/Kinesthetic
This intelligence is related to physical movement and the knowing and wisdom of the body, including the brain’s motor cortex, which controls bodily motion. Performance-Based Assessment Instruments
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Lab experiments Dramatization Original and classical dance Charades and mimes impersonations Invention projects Physical exercise routines and games Skill demonstrations Illustrations using body language and gestures

This intelligence operates primarily through person-to-person relationships and communication. Relational-Based Assessment Instruments

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This intelligence relates to inner states of being, self-reflection, meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), and awareness of spiritual realities. Psychological-Based Assessment Instruments

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Group “jigsaws” Explaining to or teaching another “think-pair-share” “round robin” Giving and receiving feedback Interviews, questionnaires, and people searches Empathic processing Random group quizzes Assess your teammates Test, coach, and retest Autobiographical reporting Personal application scenarios Meta-cognitive surveys and questionnaires Higher-order questions and answers Concentration tests Feelings, diaries and logs Personal projection Self-identification reporting Personal history correlation Personal priorities and goals

This intelligence deals with the recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the flora and fauna of the natural world. Environment-Based Assessment Instruments

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Hands-on labs/demonstrations Species/natural pattern classification Nature encounters/ field trips Nature observations Care for plants and animals Sensory stimulation exercises Conservation practices Archetypal pattern recognition Natural world simulations

Websites for Multiple Intelligence (MI) Dr. Thomas Armstrong InFED. Org Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Education World: the Educator’s Best Friend New Horizons for Learning Multiple Intelligences numerous articles and information concerning MI Birmingham Grid for Learning Multiple Intelligences t/index.htm Inventory / MI Quiz to identify one’s MI Learning Technology Center