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The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

            Throughout the last century, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI), has become an innovation in teaching and learning English language. The Theory of Multiple Intelligence is taught to represent ways in which individuals understand and perceive the world, solve problems and learn. .
             Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist and professor of neuroscience from Harvard University, developed the theory of Multiple Intelligence's (MI) in 1983. Gardner's theory challenged traditional beliefs in the fields of education and cognitive science. According to Gardner, human beings have eight different kinds of intelligence that reflect different ways of interacting with others. Each person has a unique arrangement or profile. Even though we each have all eight intelligence's, no two individuals have them in the same exact arrangement. For example, a child who learns to multiply easily is not necessarily more intelligent than a child who has more difficulty multiplying. The child who takes more time to master simple multiplication may learn to multiply through a different style. Gardener believes in eight different types of intelligence. These are "bodily-kinesthetic, visual- spatial, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, and naturalist (Freeman123).
             Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence is the capacity to use your body or parts of your body to make something, or put on some kind of production. People who have bodily- kinesthetic intelligence use their body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. They like movements, making things and touching things. They communicate well through body language and can be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out and role playing. Spatial Intelligence is the ability to visualize with the mind's eye. Someone with spatial intelligences is aware of their environment. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps and daydream.

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