Differences: Multiple Intelligences To The Learning Process Of Babies

1600 Words 7 Pages
Daniel Cerda
12 December 2016
Position Paper
Multiple Intelligences
A young child who has almost aged 3 years old is being observed by doctors. They notice he can’t walk or talk yet. They don’t understand what could be the delay in his development. He is showing exemplary results on tests to identify patterns and follow instructions. The baby comprehends more than others his age, yet somehow isn’t as developed as most babies. Babies develop differently just like the human mind. Information can be absorbed and regurgitated through a number of ways. We can compare the theories of intelligence to the learning process of babies. Someone can show amazing results in a subject, but that doesn’t mean they have to be better than everyone
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Many methods exist to try to put our intelligence on a scale, but they do not accurately do this. Remembering facts is a great skill, but you can be intelligent in many situations that school doesn’t introduce. Many psychologists have inferred that our brains can excel in many different realms that aren’t limited to schools basic reading or writing.Mike Rose is an author who has his Masters and P.H.D from UCLA. He has written a number of books and articles on language, literacy, and cognition and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education In Mike Rose’s article, Blue Collar Brilliance, he writes about different scenarios of people who were not successful in the world of education, but were still able to succeed in life and adapt to their environments. Growth of the mind is one of the greatest forms of intelligence because it is the ability to always improve and change according to how a situation demands. Mike Rose’s mother, didn 't finish high school and started working as a waitress to support her family. She strategically adapts to the restaurant, and mentally discovers the most effective ways to meet customer needs in a timely fashion. She’s mentally able to remember orders and where they go, along …show more content…
When we look at the most popular tests that people take, we find that this is the IQ (intelligence quotient) test and the standardized test. It has been found that an IQ test doesn 't just measure intelligence. IQ tests are very popular but what exactly do they tell us? Recent studies have shown that an IQ test is more of a measure of motivation than intelligence. It is linked that higher IQ scores have a higher relation to being successful than possessing intelligence; in this case, I am referring to intelligence where you are smarter than others. An IQ test gives results in analytical thinking, mathematical ability and spatial recognition. This is only a small fraction of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory. Howard Gardner introduces how an IQ test can only measure a small portion of human intelligence, such as analytical intelligence. There are many components that make up our intelligent minds. He claims there are 8 different categories: Spatial, Bodily-kinesthetic, Musical, Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalistic. A student who learns to multiply before another student may be more intelligent in Logical-Mathematical terms, but that doesn’t make the other student any less intelligent. That student may be more comprehensive of Linguistics, which can give him/her a greater edge in other

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