Gardner's Theory

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Sharla Emmers
EXP105 – Pamela Bartlett
Gardner’s Theory Gardner’s theory was a new proposition as to how one’s brain is inherently pre-tuned for a particular job or function. Additionally, each type of intelligence directly relates to the methods people use to solve problems. Gardner’s contribution was largely different than previous psychologist’s belief, which was based predominantly upon IQ tests. He summarized that it is the uniqueness of each person which predicates how one could approach learning or problem-solving.
Gardner theorized that there are seven types of intelligence, they are, Bodily-kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Spatial, and Musical. Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is the ability to control one’s body to perform complex functions, such as learning dance moves or performing a surgical operation. Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to empathize with other’s emotions and understand their intentions. Intrapersonal intelligence is being in touch with one’s own feelings and motivations, and utilizes their self-awareness to assist with problem-solving. Linguistic intelligence involves having the ability to communicate effectively to evoke certain feelings or emotions from their audience, but could also pertain to a person who uses language to assist with learning, such as using acronyms. Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to deductively deduce solutions to complex problems, as would be demonstrated by mathematicians or scientists. Spatial intelligence is when a person is able to visualize how the end product will appear, while still in planning, as with an architect or fashion designer. Musical intelligence is the ability to compose, learn, or perform music, such as a singer song-writer would possess. Every person uses one or more these intelligences.
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