Sternberg's Multiple Intelligence Theories

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Psychologists Howard Gardner and Robert Sternberg have similar theories of intelligence. Sternberg’s Triarchic theory of intelligence has 3 components to it. The first is Analytical or Componential intelligence. “Analytical Intelligence can also be referred to as being book smart. This form of intelligence is more in terms with the traditional definitions of IQ and academic achievement”(psychestudy.com). In this form of intelligence the more societal way of saying “nerdy” people fall in this category. People are also able to think abstractly and processes information better than most that’s why they say book smart. The second form of intelligence is called Synthetic or Experimental intelligence. These are you more creative types of people, …show more content…
This form of intelligence refers to the more “street-smart” people in our world. psychestudy.com tells us, “Another way to understand such type of intelligence is as common sense.” They say this because these such people that possess this intelligence can adapt to a changing environment or even shape the environment around them. People with this intelligence can basically form their mind and adapt to what environment they are in then base their thinking on what goes on around them.
In Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory he talks about how 7 different intelligences shape and form how our World of people works today. According the Gardner’s own research opinion he explains that, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences - the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in
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His theory hasn’t really received wide acceptance in the scientific community even though many professors and psychologists embrace it. The rebuttal that people say are that the intelligences are really just talents or personality traits(slideshare). They aren’t so much talents or personality traits. These intelligences are peoples own personal attributes that can change based on how they want to act or even try to promote themselves into being. I personally used to be a big musical intelligent guy. I was able to play lots of instruments and write music but as high school passed I became more visual spatial and started to get into science and hands on activities like football and baseball. Now i can hardly pick up my saxophone and try to play a song. Multiple inteligences are also credible in the classroom. Teachers are always using the intelligences to teach the wide variety of students they may have in the class so they can accommodate all methods as explained, “Different teaching and learning strategies can accommodate students with these different ability levels, including those who do not learn in traditional ways. Empowering students to learn through multiple modalities fosters a collaborative classroom where students are comfortable experimenting and letting others experiment” (Borek 2003, p. 24). Multiple intelligences can allow students to safely explore and

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