The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences Essay
September 27, 2015
Ms. Wanda Weldon
Intelligence Final Draft
“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan. Intelligence is the capability to obtain and apply learning and abilities. Scientists nowadays believe that intelligence is a trait that is passed down through generations; in other word it is genetic. Well I’m here to tell you that this is not true. Intelligence is not something passed down by your parents, but is something that you gain in life. Multiple Intelligences should be used in educational systems because it helps benefit more that one part of the brain, it boosts the students’ confidence, and it provides opportunities for students to discover themselves. There are two main types of intelligence that this paper will talk about, multiple and Successful intelligence and it affects on people.
A professor of education at Harvard University called Dr. Howard Gardner developed the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. It states that the established idea of intelligence that is normally based on I.Q. testing is far too restricted, so he identified seven distinct intelligences that human individuals have the capacity to possess. The first type is visual-spatial, which includes visual impression of the environment, the capacity to make and control mental pictures. Second we’ve got Bodily/Kinesthetic and it involves physical organization and dexterity, using fine…