8 Multiple Intelligences

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 theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and “documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways,” according to Gardner.

  • Visual-Spatial Intelligence
  • Naturalistic Intelligence
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence
  • Inter Personal Intelligence
  • Logical Mathematical Intelligence
  • Musical Rhythmic Intelligence
  • Verbal Linguistic Intelligence
  • Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence

Learning styles are various approaches or ways of learning. They involve educating methods, particular to an individual that are presumed to allow that individual to learn best. Most children favor some particular method of interacting with processing information.

  • Visual Learning Styles
  • Auditory Learning Styles
  • Kinesthetic Learning Styles