Today, we are going to discuss few questions on the CTET topic Howard Gardener’s Theory Of Multiple Intelligence. Every year, we have seen two-three questions on Howard Gardner Theory of Multiple Intelligence in both Paper I and Paper II
We are not going into details of what is multiple intelligence but focus on two questions that appeared in the recent exams.
Have a look at the question below from CTET September 2015 Paper I:
The class teacher observed Raghav in her class playing melodious self-composed music on his keyboard. The class teacher thought that Raghav seemed to be high in ____________ intelligence.
The question is asking to identify the type of intelligence based on a specific case of Raghav. Since Raghav can do self-compositions in music, he is definitely high on musical intelligence.
This was a simple one. Let’s look at a question with a higher rigor from CTET February 2015 Paper:
According to Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence, the factor that would contribute most for being a ‘self -aware’ individual would be
Self-Awareness can be built by many factors, even by being musical and linguistic. But the question is specifically asking about a factor that would contribute most.
For answering this question you need to know all kinds of 8 intelligences proposed by Gardener. And also if you understand the word “intrapersonal”, you can guess the answer. According to Gardeners, below is the characteristics of “Intrapersonal Intelligence” –
People who have high intrapersonal intelligence are
aware of their emotions, motivations, beliefs, and goals.