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Theory of multiple intelligences

Institute: C.E.I. Los Mochis By: Leal Palomares Rommel Teacher: Cecilia Granados


The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited.


This area has to do with bodily movement and physiology should learn better by involving muscular movement and are generally good at physical activities


This area has to do with interaction with others They tend to be extroverts, characterized by their sensitivity to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to work as part of a group.


This area has to do with words, spoken or written. They good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words along with dates


This area has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, and numbers. It correlates strongly with traditional concepts of "intelligence" or IQ.


This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities They are skillful at deciphering their own feelings and motivations


People with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects. Those with strong spatial intelligence are often proficient at solving puzzles


This area has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical-rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music.


This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings This type of intelligence was not part of Gardner's original theory of Multiple Intelligences, but was added to the theory in 1997

PROS (+)

The good news is that the theory of multiple intelligences has grabbed the attention of many educators around the world, and hundreds of schools are currently using its philosophy to redesign the way it educates children.

CONS (-)

There are thousands os schools still out there that teach in the same dull way, through dry lectures and boring worksheets and textbooks.


The challenge is to get this information out to many more techers school administrators and others who work with children, so that each child has the opportunity to learn in ways harmonious with their unique minds.