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Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education proposed that intelligence is multidimensional. (Frames of Mind, 1983)

Gardner identifies 8 intelligences:

Verbal/Linguistic
Verbal/Linguistic

Logical/Mathematical
Logical/Mathematical
Visual/Spatial
Visual/Spatial
Bodily/Kinesthetic
Bodily/Kinesthetic
Musical/Rhythmical
Musical/Rhythmical
Naturalist
Naturalist
Interpersonal
Interpersonal
Intrapersonal
Intrapersonal

 Various pathways to learning & critical thinking

 Verbal/linguistic
 read, write, speak & listen, teach, explain, analyze

 Logical/Mathematical
 problem solve, categorize, deduce, compute , question, ability to use  reason, logic & numbers

 Many ways of knowing, performing & demonstrating

 Visual/Spatial
 imagine, create, visualize, build, manipulate, design, engage in artistic  pursuits

 Bodily/Kinesthetic
 hands-on, demonstrate, physical skill, express through body language &  gesture

 Personal expression & meaningful experiences

 Musical/Rhythmic
 sing, compose, analyze, reproduce musical and rhythmical patterns

 Naturalist
 identify flora & fauna, classify, enjoy nature and outdoor pursuits

 Performance assessment, self- assessment & deeper understanding

 Interpersonal
 counsel, cooperate, socialize, team player, leader

 Intrapersonal
 reflect, journalize, dream, self -evaluate, contemplate, theorist

 Deeper understanding, & richer student-teacher
 relationships develop when we:

 Identify and recognize individual strengths, talents and abilities
 celebrate individual differences and strengthen the common heritage  between fellow human beings
 provide opportunities for students to use their areas of strength to learn  but also enhance learning by offering a variety of choices that will also  build on individual weaknesses
 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

 Unique needs require
 unique approaches to learning

 Click to these web sites to take an online quiz or learn more about Learning  Styles and Multiple Intelligences.
 The following sites provide explanations and activities that will help you  develop learning strategies, identify and/or enhance strengths and improve  weaknesses.

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