Howard Gardner 's Multiple Intelligences Theory Essay

836 Words Sep 17th, 2014 4 Pages
Howard Gardner 's multiple intelligences theory identifies eight different learning styles that individuals are capable to learn from. Gardner believes that despite everyone’s ability to learn in eight different ways, each individual will find at least one or two learning styles that they identify better with. He stated that our DNA and exposure to different environments and situations throughout our lives, makes it unlikely for two individuals to have identical intelligence profiles.
Multiple intelligences is a psychological theory about the mind. It 's a critique of the notion that there 's a single intelligence which we 're born with, which can 't be changed, and which psychologists can measure. It 's based on a lot of scientific research in fields ranging from psychology to anthropology to biology ("Howard Gardner 's Theory of Multiple Intelligences", n.d.).
The eight intelligences that were identified are linguistic, mathematical, spatial, rhythmic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, kinesthetic, and naturalistic. Gardner originally released seven learning styles in his book “Frames of Mind” in 1983, and later on he added naturalistic as the eighth style.
As a future educator, I will definitely implement Gardner’s theory in my classroom lectures, activities and assessment. “If a child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns." (Rita Dunn, - from Anne Bruetsch 's Multiple Intelligences Lesson Plan Book) ("Multiple…

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