August 26, 2013
Traditionally, people have defined someone who is intelligent as an individual who can solve problems, use logic and think critically. However, Dr. Howard Gardener had seen that the act of learning is different for each individual. He believed all people are capable of learning. In his theory he states we all have a varied intelligences, strengths and weaknesses. I think Gardner’s theory on learning is significant; by using his theory, teachers are less likely give up on a child that the system has deemed un- teachable. Helen Keller comes to mind when I think about Howard Gardner’s learning theory. She is an example that anyone can learn no matter their learning intelligences. I find it is imperative to understand that we must find a way to teach all children.
Logical/Mathematical this intelligence asks questions, finds solutions, and reflects on the problem solving process. Linguistic have the ability to use words effectively for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Spatial allows you to see and modify things in your mind. They have a great sense of direction. Musical have a unique ability to know when something is off key. Body/Kinesthetic usually thinks in movements. The best way to retain information is to associate it with an activity. Intrapersonal is one that set goals achievement, learning, and personal satisfaction. They are intuitive and typically introverted they learn best independently. Interpersonal are people that enjoy teaching and sharing their thoughts, thrive on social interaction. They learn best through interaction and dialogue.
The two intelligences I choose to write about are Intrapersonal and Interpersonal. Intrapersonal talks in a way where I am in my life today. I set goals for myself that are realistic for me to achieve on a personal level. My dream has always been to open up my own home daycare. I have set many goals for myself to reach my...