|The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
is defined by the following information:
Gardner developed his theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) as a direct
challenge to the "classical view of intelligence." He believes that people
are smart in more areas than math or English, and that these types of intelligences
should be recognized.
intended for the psychological realm of intelligence theory, MI has become
widespread and very successful among educators on all levels. New intelligences
are certain to be defined later, but as it stands Gardner defines eight
intelligences: visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic,
musical-rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, and naturalist.
types of intelligence, when recognized in school, boost children's self-esteem
by simply calling attention to their talents. Teachers can use this theory
in planning lessons by keeping all kinds of intelligence in mind. Each
intelligence is defined in this web site, along with additional information
on MI theory in general.