Multiple Intelligence Theory and Learning Styles

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Multiple intelligence theory and learning styles According to my multiple intelligence learning 'profile,' I am an equally strong kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and existential learner. This suggests I learn by doing, learn best working with others, and have a 'big picture' orientation. I seek what works in practice rather than theory. In my view, the fact that I received the same score in all three areas is indicative of the similarity between these different types of intelligences. For example, existential learners "like to synthesize ideas based on their learning; develop a strong identity with their neighborhood and town;" and "express a sense of belonging to a global community" (Intelligence profile: Existential, 2012). Tying into my sense of 'knowing thyself' in relationship to others, I also have a strong intrapersonal intelligence. This means I am capable of communicating my feelings to others, sensing my strengths and weaknesses, and "show confidence" in my abilities (Intelligence profile: Intrapersonal, 2012). Kinesthetic learners likewise "seek to interact with their environment; enjoy hands-on activities" and "can remain focused on a hands-on task for an extended period of time" (Intelligence profile: Kinesthetic. (2012). I was not disappointed to read about my learning profiles, given that all three intelligences seem to cohere well with the skills required to succeed in the workplace. Most of the skills demanded today are learned 'on the job' and employers are
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