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 to the question of whether or not measures of intelligence are scientific, Gardner suggests that each individual manifests varying levels of different intelligences, and thus each person has refined in subsequent years. …show more content…
Multiple Intelligence’s Impact on the Curriculum
Gardner’s theory states that all nine intelligences are needed to functions in society implies that educators should recognize and teacher to a broader range of talents and skills a deeper understanding of curriculum material takes place when more intelligences are incorporated curriculum needs to facilitate the interconnections between the intelligences. providing opportunities for assessment of students using their stronger intelligences gives an better idea of their knowledge of the material. Student portfolios, independent projects, student journals and assigning creative tasks (Lazear, 1992)
Multiple Intelligence’s Impact on the Instruction teachers can demonstrate to students how they can use their stronger intelligence in understanding a subject which usually uses their weaker intelligence similar to the idea of