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Ch 1: Theory of Multiple Intelligences

About This Chapter

Teachers with a thorough knowledge of multiple intelligences have the best chance to adapt their strategies for different learners in their classroom. This chapter provides insight into the types of intelligence to help them make necessary accommodations as needed.

Theory of Multiple Intelligences - Chapter Summary

It has become increasingly apparent that not every student learns at the same pace or even with the same approach. Teachers can best adapt their strategies by understanding different types of intelligence in students. These lessons offer detailed overviews of multiple intelligences and contain examples and key term definitions to ensure that you come away with a full understanding of this material. Topics you will find addressed in this chapter include:

  • Details about general intelligence
  • Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences
  • Characteristics of linguistic intelligence
  • The definition of logical mathematical intelligence
  • Experiments with musical intelligence
  • An explanation of kinesthetic intelligence
  • How to identify visual intelligence
  • An understanding of naturalist intelligence
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences

Video lessons are accessible at all times, from any device, so you can easily view these resources around your busy schedule. Experts guide you through every topic and can be reached via a short online contact form if you have any lesson-specific questions. Take quizzes and exams to ensure that you have fully grasped each concept as you progress through the chapter.

How It Helps

  • Broadens knowledge of intelligence types: Allows educators to gain an understanding of different types of intelligences to adapt their teaching strategies for all learners.
  • Encourages student achievement: Helps teachers prepare to adapt teaching methods and approaches to support the diverse learning of all students in their classroom.
  • Increases understanding of intelligence: Provides teachers with knowledge of intellectual development and the role intelligence plays in learning.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List factors that affect intellectual development
  • Explain the concept of multiple intelligences
  • Define different types of intelligences
  • Provide examples of different types of intelligences

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

1. Studying Intelligence: History, Psychologists & Theories

We all want to be smart in one way or another, but what exactly is general intelligence? This lesson takes a look at the possible factors behind intellectual development and how this controversial topic has been examined by psychologists.

What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

2. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.

Linguistic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

3. Linguistic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

What do J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and Johnny Cochran all have in common? They all have linguistic intelligence. Learn more about linguistic intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Logical Mathematical Intelligence: Definition & Examples

4. Logical Mathematical Intelligence: Definition & Examples

What do Albert Einstein, Sherlock Holmes, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? They all have logical/mathematical intelligence. Learn more about logical/mathematical intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Musical Intelligence: Definition, Experiments & Characteristics

5. Musical Intelligence: Definition, Experiments & Characteristics

What do Michael Jackson, Mozart, and Barbara Streisand all have in common? They all have musical intelligence. Learn more about musical intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kinesthetic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

6. Kinesthetic Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

What do Florence Griffith-Joyner, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Britney Spears all have in common? They all have bodily/kinesthetic intelligence. Learn more about bodily/kinesthetic intelligence from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Visual Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

7. Visual Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

What do Pablo Picasso, Donatella Versace, and Louis Braille all have in common? They all have visual intelligence. Learn more about visual intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Naturalist Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

8. Naturalist Intelligence: Definition & Explanation

Dr. Howard Gardner came up with the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. He took a different approach to defining intelligence, suggesting that people could be smart in a number of different ways. We'll focus on his concept of naturalist intelligence in this lesson.

Interpersonal Intelligence: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

9. Interpersonal Intelligence: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

What do Aristotle, Helen Keller, and Abraham Lincoln all have in common? They all had interpersonal intelligence. Learn more about interpersonal intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Intrapersonal Intelligence: Definition & Examples

10. Intrapersonal Intelligence: Definition & Examples

What do Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche and Descartes all have in common? They all had intrapersonal intelligence. Learn more about intrapersonal intelligence from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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