Gardner Intelligence Essay

1116 WordsApr 30, 20125 Pages
Howard Gardener has identified eight specific intelligences. “According to his theory, ‘we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, and understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences- the so-called profile of intelligences –and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains’, (Multiple Intelligences, n.d.).” The eight specific intelligences are: Intrapersonal, Visual-Spatial, Naturalist, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Linguistic, and Logical-Mathematical. Each of these seven intelligences has different meanings and ways of thinking and acting. Every person has a particular way of how he or she represents them self or how he or she may learn. The Intrapersonal intelligence is one that I am most familiar with. Intrapersonal intelligence “entails the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one’s feelings, fears and motivations. In Howard Gardner’s view it involves having an effective working model of ourselves, and to be able to use such information to regulate our lives, (Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences and Education, 2002-2008).” This type of intelligence could give one success in their life. Knowing your own interests and goals is a good quality to have. Most may not even know what they want to do with their lives, or even want to do anything at all. Having a goal is something to be proud of. Intrapersonal intelligences have motivation, wisdom and a strong will that will keep them on a path to success. Since I could remember, I have always done well on my own. When working 3 On projects, or doing

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