Prior to engaging in this discussion please read the “Multiple Intelligences” article, read “Chapter 1: In a Nutshell” from Multiple Intelligences, watch the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance. This guidance can be very helpful as it may include strategies that support your preferred learning.
Traditionally, someone who is intelligent is defined as an individual who can solve problems, use logic to answer questions, and think critically. However, psychologist Howard Gardner has created a much broader definition of intelligence called Multiple Intelligences, which is more focused on our areas of learning preferences. For this discussion, please complete the following:
Which of the MIs do you think are most valued by schools and society? Why?
On what evidence, including personal experiences, do you base your opinions?
If work environments recognized multiple intelligences, how might training, counseling, or classroom activities be revised to address these principles?
How might an understanding of multiple intelligences change the ways in which you view your own abilities or the abilities of your family members, peers, or co-workers?