Multiple Intelligences (Education)

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  • A theory, devel oped by Howard Gardner, that involves reframing of the concept of intelligence from the “psychometrically conservative” view of the single g score to multiple disparate factors or intelligences (hence the term multiple intelligences, or MI). Intelligence is defined as the particular degree of mental power an individual possesses in a certain area. This is distinct from learning style, which Gardner defines as the way individuals approach problems and situations, and also from domain, which he defines as a field of human endeavor. One's degree of a given intelligence or intelligences can be inferred from the work one produces in relevant domains.

    The eight currently identified intelligences are (1) linguistic intelligence, (2) logical-mathematical intelligence, (3) spatial intelligence, (4) bodily kinesthetic intelligence, (5) musical ...

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