Multiple Intelligences

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Howard Gardner created the theory of multiple intelligences. The theory says that there are 8 different types of intelligence (logical-mathematical, spatial, linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic).

Can you name two jobs that would be ideal for each intelligence category?

Which one do you think you would score highest for?

If you could choose one for your child to have, which one would you choose?

Which do think is the most likely to improve the world?

Which intelligence is the one that is usually thought of as the most important?

Which one is the least important?

Which intelligence is the hardest to measure? How about the easiest one to measure?

If you had people who each had high intelligence in one area, who would make the most money?

Do you think that people can be labeled a “genius” if they score very high for one of these intelligences?

Do you agree with Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences? Why or why not?

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