Gardner Intelligence Paper

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Gardner Intelligence J Rebecca Jennings PSY 300 July 8, 2012 Mr. Avery Gardner Intelligence Howard Gardner developed his theory of Multiple Intelligences as a direct challenge to the "classical view of intelligence." He believes that people are smart in more areas than math or English, and that these types of intelligences should be recognized ("Multiple Intelligence", n.d.). He believed that there were eight types of intelligence that made people who they are. The eight intelligences according to Howard are: linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, naturalist, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. Knowing the type or types of intelligence that you are or can relate to helps a person find their strengths and weaknesses so that they can be more successful in what path they take in life. These types of intelligence when recognized can boost self-esteem and one can learn a lot more if they understand their learning style. The three theories of multiple intelligences that I can relate to most are musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Musical Intelligence People who have musical intelligence are good at thinking in patterns, rhythms and sounds. They have a strong appreciation for music and are often good at musical composition and performance (Cherry, 2012). Because they have sensitivity to sounds, tones, melody and rhythm they have a “good ear” for music. They usually use rhythm and music as a way to memorize. When I was younger I played the piano. When I first started playing I did not know how or take the time to learn how to read music. I used to ask my teacher to play the piece first and then I would play it. Eventually my teacher picked up on this after a year and a half of lessons. When she realized that I was playing off the sound and not the actual sheet music she made me learn to read the music. It

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