"It's not about how intelligent you are, but how intelligent you are." These are the words of the American Howard Gardner.Howard Gardner has developed a theory that assumes that each person has eight different intelligences.

The theory in a nutshell

One intelligence, in a more developed than others, but everyone has all these eight intelligences. The idea that one child is smarter than another child by this theory of multiple intelligence contradicted. Because everybody other intelligences developed the strongest, you get different kinds of cleverness. Everyone is on his or her own way 'handsome'. This also applies to children. Every child is 'smart' and 'handsome', only in different areas. One child will greatly excel in arithmetic and mathematics, but will be less performance in language. Another child will be very good draw and craft, but has trouble with theory and voice prompt. This varies per child.

The eight intelligences and how to fit in education

Verbal-linguistic: word smart

Students who verbal-linguistic set focus on language. They love reading, listening, writing and speaking.
This intelligence is anyway much discussed in elementary education. Not only in language classes but also in group discussions, debates and lectures.

Logical-mathematical: smart computing

Students who are strong logical-mathematich, enjoy solving problems and establishing relationships. They are attracted to figures.
These intelligence comes in many educational addressed. For example in the counting.

Visual-spatial: cute picture

Students who are visual-spatial intelligence, including benefit design, drawing and organize and often have a good sense of direction. They are attracted by spatial relationships, shapes and colors.

This intelligence is also relatively easy to education [to *] should be adjusted by visual information to the students and do-commands.

Musical-rhythmic: music cute

Students who are musically rhythmic-set, enjoy listening to and creating music. They think in size, rhythms, patterns and music.
This intelligence is to be applied in teaching by example, providing information in rhythms and patterns visible. Students learn auditory.

Bodily-kinesthetic: smart move

Students who are physically strong-kinetic, enjoy physical activities, hands-on activities and acting.
This intelligence is to fit in teaching materials by students to feel, add commands to give and to do role playing. The teacher can support the instruction using body language, movement and gestures.

Naturalistic: natural beauty

Students who can quickly set naturalistic similarities and differences. They are attracted to plants, animals and natural phenomena such as weather. This intelligence is to fit in education by nature to go, let the students figure out things and make observations to make. These students learn best when the curriculum is associated with their natural habitat.

Interpersonal: handsome man

Students who interpersonal set, enjoyworking with, caring for and learning with others. They feel others and vote to go to it.

This intelligence is to be applied in education by students to work together and to hold discussions and group discussions.

Intrapersonal: self cute

Students who intrapersonal intelligent, enjoying silence, solitude and memories own thoughts.
This intelligence is in education to fit the individual student assignments to be made, goals to formulate and interpret it.

It is almost impossible in each lesson all eight intelligences as possible to come. The teacher can, however, try to make every effort to give a voice. For example by counting both verbally and visually using a diagram to explain or rhythm and the students then do an assignment together to create. That the intelligence that a student is best not controlled during each lesson is not really addressed. As mentioned earlier, everyone enjoys all intelligences. By another intelligence to speak, a student can develop this intelligence.


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