The Theories Of Intelligence And The Learning Process Of Babies

1600 Words Dec 19th, 2016 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 in every other category. Humans are so complex, and everything about us is hard to fully understand. Why,then, should our characteristics be placed into general categories that can summarize every unique person? This is just demeaning to our human nature and completely strips us of our individuality. Intelligence is always changing and is nearly impossible to be narrowed down to one fixed definition; very rarely can we say only one specific event is intelligent. If we want to clearly understand intelligence, then we have to look at the matter from many different angles in order to understand all the possibilities of intelligence, not just what schools have taught us through high test scores. Intelligence can be interpreted into so…

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