Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard
University, hypothesizes that people are capable of eight unique ways
of information processing. Information processing is the person's
preferred intellectual approach to assimilating facts, information,
Gardner suggests that individuals should be
encouraged to apply their preferred intelligences in learning.
Learners who have an understanding of their own particular learning
styles can reflect on how to utilize their learning strengths and
cultivate their less dominant ones. A key point in multiple
intelligence theory is that most people can develop all eight of the
intelligences to a relatively competent level of mastery.
are all able to know the world through language, logical mathematical
analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the
body to solve problems or to make things, and an understanding of
ourselves and of others. Where individuals differ is in the strength
of these intelligences: the so-called profile of intelligences - and
in the way such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out
different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various
domains," - Howard Gardner, 1991.
intelligences in Gardner's model are all considered to be cognitive
capacities. They include:
- Logical - Mathematical Intelligence.
- Spatial -
- Bodily - Kinaesthetic Intelligence.
- Intrapersonal Intelligence.
- Naturalistic Intelligence.
assess your eight Multiple Intelligences using this handy workbook.
Once you discover the strength of your various intelligences, turn to
the Strategy pages to figure out the best choices for studying,
problem solving, researching, learning, developing and reflecting for
you. As well, learn key time management, study planning and other
tips for getting the most from your education and study.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 June, 2007.