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Theory of Multiple Intelligence

2017-09-22

Human intelligence has different dimensions. In reference to this point, Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University in 1993 developed a theory known as “multiple intelligences,” which reinforces the idea that there are different ways that people learn, represent, process information and understand the world around us.

Through this theory, Dr. Gardner concluded that intelligence is not something innate and fixed that dominates all the skills and problem solving abilities that humans possess, but that intelligence is located at different brain areas, interconnected and can work individually as well, taking ownership of widely-developed if they find an environment that offers the necessary conditions.

When it comes to handling yourself in life, it is not enough to have a great academic record. There are people of great intellectual capacity but who are unable, for example, to develop into social groups; on the contrary, there are fewer bright people at school who are succeeding in the business world or in their private lives.

To be successful in business or in sports, one needs to be smart, but in each field, it requires a different type of intelligence. Neither better nor worse, but different. Inother words: Einstein is no more or less intelligent than Michael Jordan, just their intelligence is in different fields.

 

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According to the theory of Multiple Intelligences, we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body for solving problems or make things, an understanding of other individuals and ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the intensity of these intelligences and ways that those same uses and combines them to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems and progress in various fields.

Today, we speak about the development of the child, including all aspects (physical, sexual, cognitive, social, moral, language, emotional, etc.), which is based on the development of the theory of Multiple Intelligences.

Commonly, the intelligences that has most valued in the classroom are the verbal and mathematics one, however, Gardner argues that each person has a different and independent skill. In some cases, it will be more than one, the idea is to identify in order to empower them since the childhood.

 

by Ana Gonzalez, CucuGua Learning Center Director

 


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