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,
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.
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…
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…
Vina Jane Lim
Ms. Cathy Kappius
03 December 2014
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
“I believe that we should get away altogether from tests and correlations among tests, and look instead at more naturalistic sources of information about how people around the world develop skills important to their way of life”- Howard Gardner (Armstrong 88)
Howard Gardner is the professor of cognition and education of Harvard Graduate School of Education and authored the book Frames of…
Different Learning Styles
Centuries ago the way students’ intelligence was assessed and judged was by their linguistic and logical mathematic intelligence. In 1983 Howard Gardner a professor of education at Harvard University changed this way of thinking among people. He developed multiple a intelligence theory stating that everyone learns differently and have different intelligence. Multiple intelligence gives adults a new perspective to look at their lives, because it provides…
September 14, 2011
Intelligence is defined as the ability to learn, reason, understand, plan, communicate, and comprehend. Many ideas about what elements and abilities make up intelligence have been influenced by the history of intelligence testing. In 1905, Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon devised the first intelligence test for school children. The test was created to help the French government identify young people who would have difficulty…
Education theory can either be descriptive like the sciences or normative like in philosophy. Education theory postulates what education processes are supposed to consist of; it sets the standards, norms, and goals in carrying out an education process. The scientific education theory gives a set of hypotheses, which have to be experimented and verified. The two approaches have produced two broad categories of education theories, which are the functionalist’s theory of education…
1. Classical conditioning
I have a special ringtone set for my mom and dad. So whenever they call I know that they are calling me because the ringtone is different from everyone else. I set a special ringtone for my parents so that I would always answer their phone calls. US is the phone call, UR is mom, NS is the special ringtone, CS is the special ringtone, and CR mom.
2. Operant conditioning
My cousin promised her daughter that if she gets all A’s in her report card they would…
Human intelligence can be viewed as the ability to solve tasks, naturally given or artificially constructed. Intelligence differs from an instinct by its greater universality, as it can solve problems that have no direct biological significance. Intelligence also differs from the intuition as synthetic realisation of solution, without decomposing a problem. Intelligence is considered as an abstract capability inherent and common to all mental processes, i.e. feelings, memory, perception, imagination…
focused on the wholeness of an event, taking into the impact of the environment on behavior.
The James-Lange theory of emotion proposes that an event triggers a physiological reaction, which we then interpret. According to this theory, emotions are caused by our interpretations of these physiological reactions. Both James and the Danish physiologist Carl Lange independently proposed the theory.
Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909)
His famous works are the Forgetting Curve and the Spacing Effect…