Gardner Intelligence Paper

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A persons level of intelligence is significantly decided by tests that measure an individual’s capabilities and their general intelligence (g factor), along with Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence. It is supposed that there are standardized tests which measure how smart an individual is and the level of skills they possess along with the successful rate within their society. The explanations of intelligence are defined as a mixture of learning, understanding, and ability. The question that we are presented with today is Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences versus general intelligence, Who is in agreement and who is not? The theory of multiple intelligences was developed by Howard Gardner. Howard Gardner suggests that intelligence is not one dimension, but many. His theory distinguishes eight different kinds of intelligence which includes: linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, naturalist, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. According to the online definition of the eight intelligences, “Linguistic: sensitivity to the meaning and order of words. Logical/Mathematical: ability to handle chains of reasoning and to recognize patterns and order. Musical: sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm, and tone. Bodily/Kinesthetic: ability to use the body and to handle objects skillfully. Spatial: ability to perceive the world accurately and to re-create or transform aspects of that world. Interpersonal: ability to understand people and relationships. Intrapersonal: ability to assess one's emotional life as a means to understanding oneself and others. Naturalist: the aptitude for observing nature and discerning patterns and trends. The naturalist enjoys collecting and cataloguing natural material.” Howard Gardner maintains that intelligences can also be remote based on a number of standards such as their neurological

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