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MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

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To examine each intelligence in more detail (its attributes, examples, associated hobbies, careers, etc.) hover and click on the circle-links to the right.

 

VISUAL-SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE LOGICAL INTELLIGENCE MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE

To explore various aspects of Multiple Intelligences Theory in more detail, click the links at the bottom of this page (beneath the brief introduction).

 

NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE   INTRAPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE
INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE LINGUISTIC INTELLIGENCE PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE
 

A brief introduction to Multiple Intelligences.

For many years it has been recognised that the two halves of our brain ("left" and "right") govern different aspects of our behaviour. Whereas the left half of the brain is more logical, the right half is more creative. Whereas the left brain is concerned with language, maths and ordered material; the right brain deals with spatial awareness, music and emotions.

 

Having worked extensively with war veterans and others who have suffered extensive brain damage, Professor Howard Gardner (of Harvard Graduate School and the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Centre) was intrigued by the way in which certain intellectual abilities could be damaged (or spared) independently. This selectivity was also apparent in the enhanced abilities of savants and child prodigies. He proposed that intelligence was not a unitary phenomenon but was comprised of a number of different "strands". Each of these represented a relatively autonomous intellectual capacity. Each could be located to a specific region in the brain. Each had its own developmental history and its own end-state of competence.

 

Each individual possesses all of the intelligences (although in extreme circumstances it may appear that an individual is severely lacking in one or more) but they are not all present in equal proportions. The particular combination of intelligences (and their relative strengths) forms a profile that is unique to the individual.

 

 

 

Multiple Intelligences - The basis of the theory 

 

A potted history of intelligence 

 

Testing intelligence 

 

Why M.I.?  The benefits of applying the Multiple Intelligences model 

 

From classrooms to "exploratoriums" 

 

Discover your child's potential

 

Appealing to all types of learners

 

Teaching and Learning Activities

 

Creative problem-solving (using all your intelligences)

 

M.I. Topic Planner & M.I. Topic Planner suggestions