Gardner Intelligence Paper Psy 300

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Gardner Intelligence Abstract This essay identifies the theory of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner. These multiple intelligences areas follows, linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, naturalist, spatial, bodily-kinestetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. This essay will closely examine three of these intelligences and how each has an impact on my personal success. Gardner Intelligence Dr. Howard Gardner is currently a Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Gardner developed his theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. Dr. Gardner developed this theory due to his belief that the “classical view of intelligence”, which was based solely on a person’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ), was extremely limited. Dr. Gardner believes that humans have several different methods of learning and that each of these methods are independent from one another. Although Dr. Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences was initially developed in the field of psychology, it is viewed by some as a major contribution to the field of education. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences “The theory of multiple intelligences identifies eight intelligences: musical, bodily/kinesthetic (Such as the control over the body and movement that distinguishes great athletes and dancers), spatial (the use of mental maps), linguistic or verbal, logical/mathematical, naturalist, intraper- sonal (self-understanding), and interpersonal (social skills)” (Kowalski & Weston, 2009, p.279). Examination of Garners Multiple Intelligence Theories When examining Gardner’s theories of multiple intelligences, one must take a closer look at these theories. The 8 theories of Gardeners Multiple Intelligence are as follows: Musical Intelligence- An individual possessing musical intelligence is considered to be
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