Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence Analytical Essay by PJNordahl

Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence
Discussion of Howard Gardner's "Multiple Intelligence" theory.
# 732 | 1,444 words | 6 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2001 in Psychology (General) , Education (Theory)

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This paper discusses the "Multiple Intelligence" theory, proposed by Howard Gardner and how his theory of the mind could revolutionize education. An in depth discussion is given on each of the ?intelligences? as well as the criteria for determining new ?intelligences.?

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"This new theory, the Multiple Intelligence Theory or MI theory was proposed by psychologist Howard Gardner in 1983. The Multiple Intelligence Theory shatters the conventional theory on the mind and intelligence. Conventional wisdom dictates that there is one intelligence in the human mind. The thought is either you are "smart" or you are ?dumb.? This can lead some people to think that they are ?dumb because they do not have logical skills, or they cannot do math, etc. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory differs from conventional thought in that the Multiple Intelligence theory states that the human intelligence is made of many different intelligences of different strengths. Different intelligences can be stronger in one person than another, and all people have all of the intelligences. People think and understand in their stronger intelligences while they get confused when trying to understand things in their weaker intelligences. "

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