Do School's Accommodate Multiple Intelligences?

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Howard Gardner was best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. In his article entitled “A Rounded Version: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” Gardner explains the seven types of intelligences and what makes an individual “intelligent” in those areas. One of his definitions for intelligence is that it “entails the ability to solve problems or fashion products that are of consequence in a particular cultural setting or community” (Gardner 509). Schooling and education deal immensely on various types of problem solving, and a student’s ability to solve problems foreshadowed his/her future success (Gardner 507). With this in mind, one may come to the question of whether or not schooling and education best accommodates the seven…show more content…
The two intelligences are interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence. Interpersonal intelligence is the way an individual can get along with other people, intrapersonal is how one understands oneself (Jacobus 505). Although not limited to high schools, these intelligences are often coupled with the five others aforementioned. For example, an athlete needs bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in order to become successful. But, in order for the team in which athletes are in, interpersonal intelligence is required for the team as a whole to be successful. Choir members need to work together and in synchronism in order to attain the maximum of their abilities. In terms of intrapersonal intelligence, all students who strive for greater achievements require it. High schools offer counselors who guide students and help them attain intrapersonal intelligence to allow students to determine what they feel as their role in society. General society sees the benefits of how high schools are accommodating the seven forms of intelligence. The role of individuals in regards to society are beginning to be defined and as students move up the education ladder, their focus will be on the type of intelligence in which they are most adept in, thus creating members of society who will benefit and learn from one another. The
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