MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY
- Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences identified eight ways a person can be ‘smart’ (intelligence strength).
- Everyone is born with their own unique profile of intelligence strengths.
- Each intelligence can be developed to a person’s genetic potential and beyond, as intelligence can be grown.
- Just as muscles get strengthened with regular exercise, so will your child’s intelligences develop with regular 'exercise'; i.e. regular and effective exposure, experience and learning in each of the intelligences will enable your child's dominant intelligences to become stronger and their weaker intelligences to be awakened.
Eight ways of being smart
‘Smart’ at singing, playing a musical instruments, composing music; and have sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, tone, melody and timbre.
Visual /Spatial Intelligence
‘Smart’ with spatial judgment, the ability to visualize things in one’s mind; and have active imaginations and can express themselves very well by creating/drawing.
‘Smart’ at reading, writing, speaking and listening.
‘Smart’ with calculations, reasoning and critical thinking.
‘Smart’ in physical activities and in making things.
‘Smart’ about the natural world.
‘Smart’ in knowing how to interact and co-operate with others; and sensitivity to others’ moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations.
'Smart’ in recognising one’s feelings, special uniqueness, strengths and weakness; and in analyzing the effects of doing or not doing something.
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