Comparison Of Multiple Intelligence Theory And Triarchic Theory

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Intelligence is a word that can mean vastly different things to different people in the world. Intelligence can range from the classic definition of smart to knowing how to successfully forge priceless pieces of art. A person’s perspective of something, such as a word, comes from their personal experiences and upbringing. This parallels why someone might excel in something and fail in something else, thus giving them different levels of intelligence in one subject over another. According to Basak Calik, author of the article “Multiple Intelligence Theory for Gifted Education: Criticisms and Implications”, “…people might have all types of intelligences to different degree rather than having a singular form of it as a distinction from the previous views of intelligence,” and that there are theories that support the opinion that there are multiple types of intelligence (Calik, 2013, 2). Two of the most widely acknowledged theories about the various types and …show more content…
As stated before, many people perceive intelligence as being able to complex mathematic equations, but those two theories look outside the sigma. The Multiple Intelligence Theory and Triarchic Theory were both groundbreaking for their perspective and approach to human intelligence. Howard Gardner first proposed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligence as a “…model of intelligence that differentiates it into specific (primarily sensory) “modalities”, rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability” (2013, 2). Gardner argued in his book that there were multiple types of intelligence rather than just one singular type and that these different intelligences had weak connections between them. Gardner outlined these different

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