Multiple Intelligences

What is Multiple Intelligence Theory?

Howard Gardner is a developmental psychologist who developed the theory of multiple intelligences. As stated by Gardner, “an intelligence refers to a biopsychological potential of our species to process certain kinds of information in certain kinds of way.” To be clear, “intelligence itself is not a content, but it is geared to specific contents.” For instance, “linguistic intelligence is activated when individuals encounter the sounds of language or when they wish to communicate something verbally to another person. However, the linguistic intelligence is not dedicated only to sound. It can be mobilized as well by visual information, when an individual decodes written text…”

There are eight intelligences that fall within the scope of this theory– linguistic, musical, spatial, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. For your reference, throughout my posts, I refer to the different intelligences using the following MI code:

Linguistic Intelligence – (L.I.)
Musical Intelligence – (M.I.)
Spatial Intelligence – (S.I.)
Logical- Mathematical Intelligence – (LM.I.)
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence – (BK.I.)
Interpersonal Intelligence – (Ie.I.)
Intrapersonal Intelligence – (Ia.I)
Naturalistic Intelligence – (N.I.)

Developing Multiple Intelligences

Multiple Intelligence Theory

Developing Linguistic Intelligence

  • Activities – Linguistic Intelligence
  • The Animal Game and other ways of stimulating intelligence
  • Teaching Time (part 1 and 2)
  • Teaching Money
  • Multiple intelligences in babies
  • Learning and creating with Rock Thoughts
  • Any of these resources for developing lingusitic intelligence

Developing Musical Intelligence

  • Activities – Musical Intelligence
  • The power of music to further individual growth
  • The Animal Game and other ways of stimulating intelligence
  • Using butterflies to teach music
  • Multiple intelligences in babies
  • Any of these resources for developing musical intelligence

Developing Spatial Intelligence

Developing Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

  • Activities – Logical-Mathematical Intelligence
  • The Animal Game and other ways of stimulating intelligence
  • Teaching Time (part 1 and 2)
  • Teaching Money
  • Subtraction made easy
  • Using butterflies to teach music
  • Multiple intelligences in babies
  • Any of these resources for developing logical-mathematical intelligence

Developing Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

Developing Intrapersonal Intelligence

Developing Interpersonal Intelligence

Developing Naturalistic Intelligence

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