Theories of Howard Gardner

Theories of Howard Gardner

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  • Date Submitted: 06/07/2010 8:43 PM
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As stated in chapter six of our text, Howard Gardner said that separate sources

within the human brain can stimulate and support various learning modes. Gardener

presented a theory in1983 at his seminal Frames of mind that learning is rooted in a

biological sources and cultural sources. There are seven needs/reasons for learning

according to Gardner. We all can relate to one or more of the seven needs for learning.

For me identifying with Gardner’s theory , I applied the self assessment towards

the seven reasons which we learn. The first reason of learning is being Logical

mathematic. Which means formulating, solving logical puzzles, or performing

calculations. The second is linguistic Intelligence with reading, writing, talking, and

listening. The third in spatial visual intelligence in being conscious of space and

orientation, moving about, ability to manipulate and create mental images. The fourth one

is musical intelligence to where you can compose, playing, singing, conducting. The fifth

is bodily kinesthetic intelligence in using skills to be dancers, athletes, physical

therapist, etc. basically hands on. The sixth is interpersonal with the understanding other

and building social skills. Gardner’s last theory the eight one is intrapersonal which is just

self understanding.

My learning experience is used with most of Gardner’s seven theories for the

needs/reasons for learning I feel that we all use one or more of Gardner’s theories at some

point in time while learning. I personally most relate with linguistic Intelligence. Being

able to read and write and talk out what I am learning about. Also, intrapersonal , making

the learning more self understanding. I feel that doing it myself in a way that best helps

me with reaching and understanding and remembering about the subject to which I may

be learning about .

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