ERIC Number: ED405376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Pocket Guide to Multiple Intelligences.
Shirley, Linda J.
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (1983) suggests that human cognitive competence is best described as a set of abilities, talents, or mental skills. All human beings possess each of these intelligences to some extent, but individuals differ in the levels of development and nature of their combination. The seven intelligences identified by Gardner are: verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Applying this theory to teaching allows previously unrecognized talents and abilities related to all of these intelligences to be developed. The theory does not imply that every concept or skill needs to be taught in seven different ways, but it encourages teachers to incorporate a variety of activities into a lesson or unit. If teachers show students that there are different ways of learning by building on all of these intelligences, students find new and creative ways to learn. Each of these intelligences is reviewed, with a discussion of characteristic strengths, the application of the type of intelligence, sample assessment tools, and sample career options. (Contains 1 figure and 13 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Kinesthetic Perception, Linguistic Competence, Mathematical Aptitude, Multiple Intelligences, Music, Talent, Teaching Methods, Verbal Ability, Visual Perception
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, 205 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726 (single copies and bulk orders of 25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.