Gardner 's Multiple Intelligences Theory

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Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory in the Classroom In this paper, I will first describe Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI) in detail, then I will explain my reasoning as to why I have chosen Gardner’s theory as the subject for this research analysis, and lastly I will include five suitable methods and strategies for incorporating MI theory into everyday classroom use. The pedagogical approaches listed will contain several procedures that are specific to my future high school history class, and a few general strategies that can be implemented by any educator who chooses to utilize them. Howard Gardner is a cognitive psychologist from Harvard University. In 1983, he wrote the first of many subsequent books regarding his theory of Multiple Intelligences; his first book is entitled Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Aborn, 2006). Gardner’s theory initially claimed that there were seven (now nine) distinctive types of intelligences that all humans possess (Ormrod, 2014). Ormrod (2014) provides a brief summation of eight of these intelligences: (1) Linguistic intelligence: effective use of language; (2) Logical-Mathematical intelligence: logical reasoning (particularly in math and science); (3) Spatial intelligence: keen visual observation, ability to visualize objects in thoughts; (4) Musical intelligence: create and appreciate music in various forms; (5) Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence: skillful use of one’s body; (6) Interpersonal…
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