My Strengths Everyone is an unique individual in the world. Everyone grows up in different cultures and environments. Everyone has their abilities to combine intelligences to work together. Therefore, each individual owns distinct strengths and shortcomings. According to the article “A Rounded Version: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences”, an individual may not be particular gifted in any intelligence; and yet, because of a articular combination or blend of skills, he or she may be able to fill some niche uniquely well. This shows that to have a strength, people may combine more than one skill or intelligence. In addition, Gardner refers the theory of multiple intelligence and gives seven different intelligences. He says that bodily-kinesthetic intelligence shows up in dancers and athletes, and applies to physical work as well. For interpersonal intelligence, it concerns the way to be sensitive to other’s needs and concerns. Through personal experiences, I find myself have strengths on bodily-kinesthetic intelligence and interpersonal intelligence. I have an inborn ability which is archery. Guard gives an example to support his theory about bodily-kinesthetic intelligence which is Babe Ruth could be an excellent pitcher even though he had not gotten any formal training before. Thus, one of the major reasons for Baba Ruth to become a great pitcher was that he possessed an inborn bodily-kinesthetic ability. Some people have inborn intelligences. Finding that I have ability to play archery well when I was in a summer camp. We had activities in the afternoon called Sports Time, and we needed to do different sports everyday. I remembered that it was a beautiful sunny day in a jungle of Minneapolis. Coordinator led us through the woods, and we arrived at a wide grass. The first thing that I noticed was the two archery targets. Coordinator told us that playing archery was the activity of today. I was excited when hearing that. Next, we were divided into two groups and going to have a race between two groups. To my surprise, I felt very confident when holding the bow and arrow. The feeling was like that I played it for many times, but it was the first time for me to play it. Staring at the bull’s-eye, I loosened my right hands with arrow rapidly. It was unbelievable that I almost hit the bull’s-eye. I did the same well in the next shots. After finishing the activity of archery, a Korean girl walked to me. She said that my skill of archery was good , and she asked me whether I practiced before. I told her that it was my first time to do it, and it was probably an inborn ability. We became good friends since that conversation. We even send our wishes to each other by email from 2011 to now. It is easy for me to make friends, and I can keep a long friendship. Another example to show my strength on bodily-kinesthetic intelligence and interpersonal intelligence is playing mahjong. Mahjong is a game for four players that originated in China. To play the mahjong, the first step is placing all the tiles face-down on the table and shuffle them. Then, build them into a square structure known as the Wall. Each player then takes either thirteen tiles or sixteen tiles. During game play, the number of tiles maintained by each player should always be the same. A player must discard a tile after picking up one. A player wins the round by creating a standard mahjong hand, which consists of a certain number of melds and a pair. When playing it, we need strong focus because we need to notice and observe other players’ expressions. If a player needs only one more tile to complete his winning hand, he might try to hid his emotion. Therefore, if we notice that expression and read the intensions from him, we can make strategies to deal with it and might turn the tables. Gardner points out that “ interpersonal intelligence builds on a core capacity to notice distinctions among others; in particular, contrasts in their moods,…
has different types of intelligences. Gardner suggest that individuals are not only scholastically intelligent but are intelligent in seven other ways, such as, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistics, musical, mathematical and kinesthetic. He believes that intelligence is more than a high IO score, that just because the score is high does not mean that the individual will be productive in other ways, such as communicating with others. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is widely used in schools…
Aristotle were advocates of social science and their philosophies are based on the objectives of social sciences only.
2. Describe each of the nine intelligences and describe your dominant intelligences.
My dominant intelligences are Musical Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical Intelligence and Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence.
* Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”) designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the…
Prerogative: n; an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like. “It is the prerogative of national governments.” (English Class)
Tangible: adj; capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial. “The characters were as tangible as all of us standing in this room.” (Flowers for Algernon)
Inferior: adj; lower in station, rank, degree, or grade…
According to Webster’s dictionary, intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Society bases intelligence on standardized testing, a biased method of measuring intelligence. Predicting intelligence and success continue to be a debatable issue in our country. Howard Gardner proposed that there are multiple intelligences. Individual beliefs on the theory of multiple intelligences may vary. The world may continue to use this form of assessment, but Howard Gardner…
Mind, he proposes that there are seven main areas in which all people have special skills; he calls them the seven intelligences. His research at Harvard University was in response to the work that Alfred Binet had done in France around 1900. Binet's work led to the formation of an intelligence test; we are all familiar with the "intelligence quotient," or "IQ," the way that intelligence is measured on his test.
This type of IQ test was used as the basis of another one with which most of us are familiar:…
Gardner Intelligence Paper
January 27, 2014
Howard Gardner decided that IQ tests were not the only way to measure intelligence. Gardner views intelligence as “an ability or set of abilities that is used to solve problems or fashion products that are of consequence in a particular cultural setting” . Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences was based on this theory. Gardner recognizes eight intelligences that can be used to solve or produce culturally significant…
consider other’s intelligence by acceptable standards approved by society. People believe that academic success is the only intelligence that determines a person's value in one’s life, yet nobody is the same so how can you determine how much intelligent value someone has. Maybe it’s not how much intelligence a person has it’s maybe a matter of the surroundings of that person and how it affects him/her. I think there's many kinds of intelligence out there not only one kind of intelligence.
GARDNER THEORY ON MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE
Howard Earl Gardner (born July 11, 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American developmental psychologist who is John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences.
Multiple intelligences is an idea that simply states that human beings have many different ways to learn and process information, or "intelligences." In response…
Planning collaborative ESL lessons for Multiple Intelligences. Module 3 Approaches to teaching
Module 3 Assignment. PGCEi participant
Planning collaborative ESL lessons for Multiple Intelligences. A proposed lesson sequence
I am primarily a secondary maths teacher, however, I also teach two periods of ESL (English as a Secondary Language) each week to year 6 non-native English speaking students. In the next two classes I intend to…
through Multiple Intelligences
Seminar/Workshop Content Outline:
PART I – Explanation
1. What is the theory of multiple intelligences (M.I.)?
2. How does this theory differ from the traditional definition of intelligence?
3. What do multiple intelligences have to do with my classroom?
4. How has M.I. theory developed since it was introduced in 1983?
5. Who are the critics of this theory and what do they say?
6. What are some benefits of using the multiple intelligences approach…