Howard Gardner's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

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The following paper consists of Howard Gardner’s biological information as well as the major contributions he has made to the field of early childhood education. Gardner is most well known for his advanced ideas on multiple intelligences, which I will discuss later in the paper. First, I will address his biography and some major life events followed by his contributions.
Biographical Information
Howard, born on July 11, 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a developmental psychologist. He began attending Harvard in 1965 to study law, but after mentoring under Erik Erikson, a famous psychoanalyst, he decided to study developmental psychology instead; he would then go on to obtain both his bachelor’s and PhD in developmental psychology at Harvard.
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He studied the patterns of normal/gifted children as well as adults with severe brain-damage and compared them all to one another.
Theory of multiple intelligences
Garden then, using that research went on to publish one of his first major books in 1983, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Frames of Mind focuses on the theory of multiple intelligences, the idea that every individual will learn in a different way than the next. Gardner broke it down into nine intelligences that most people are able to relate to.
Gardner’s multiple intelligences
The first intelligence is visual-spatial; these people visualize to solve problems, such as with maps, charts, videos, pictures, paintings, etc. They often enjoy reading, writing, completing puzzles, and drawing, and would excel in careers that involve architecture, engineering, and art (Cherry).
The multiple intelligence is linguistic-verbal; these people have well-developed verbal skills and ability to use words well, such as in writing, speaking, and reading. They often enjoy reading, writing, debating, and explaining, and would excel in careers that involve writing, journalism, law, and teaching
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They often enjoy problem solving, abstract ideas, experimenting, and solving complex computations, and would excel in careers that involve science, math, accounting, and engineering (Cherry).
The fourth intelligence is bodily-kinesthetic; these people have good hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and physical control, causing a love for dance, sports, and are more likely to learn by doing. Optional careers include dancer, builder, sculptor, and actor (Cherry).
The fifth intelligence is musical; these people appreciate music, especially its patterns, rhythms, and sounds, as well as singing, instruments, and musical structure. Optional careers include musician, composer, singer, and music teacher (Cherry).
The sixth intelligence is interpersonal; these people have the ability to assess the emotions, motivations, desires, and intentions of others. They often enjoy communication, building relationships, and resolving conflict, and would excel in careers that involve psychology, philosophy, and politics

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