Theory of Multiple Intelligences for Learning

Devan Jackson, Nancy Villegas Sanchez, Ninibeth Palencia Magana, Reagan Whited, and Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk

Abstract

We will research Howard Gardiner’s theory of multiple intelligences, which states that people are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever obtain. It also suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence is based on I.Q. tests, which he believes are far too limited. We will also discuss the traditional notion of one single type of intelligence, known as the general intelligence, which focuses on cognitive abilities. We will introduce Gardiner’s eight different types of intelligence, but we will focus on logical math, linguistic, naturalist, spatial and interpersonal intelligence. We would like to see how these five intelligences in particular relate to computer science, business, technology, education, and mathematics majors and professions. The main applications of our project will be understanding the theory and comprehending how this theory can help recognize one’s own strengths. Our goal by the end of this research would be to see how these areas of intelligence can be related to our class activities and work fields.

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