Howard Gardener believed that every student has a unique style of learning and has different abilities. He has done extensive research and originated a theory named Multi Dimensional Intelligence or Multiple Intelligence.
This theory states that a person does not have one but eight types of intelligence. In case one part of the brain is damaged then maybe one intelligence or ability is damaged sparing the others. Multiple Intelligence is also referred as Learning Styles though Howard Gardner does not agree with this name.
In this post, we will discuss 8 different types of intelligence and learning styles for CTET exam.
8 Types of Intelligence for CTET, TET, DSC & DSSSB Exams
Specific Abilities: Flexible Body Movements
Can do well as: Athlete, Surgeon, Dancer
Specific Abilities: Strong Planning
Can do well as: Psychiatrist, Design Planner
Specific Abilities: Strong Aptitude and Logic
Can do well as: Mathematician, Financier
Specific Abilities: Strong Vocabulary and Language
Can do well as: Writer, Content Developer
Specific Abilities: Strong knowledge of Rhythm and Melody
Can do well as: Singer, Music Composer
Specific Abilities: Strong Social and Communication Skills
Can do well as: Public Relations, Journalist
Specific Abilities: Strong knowledge of plants, climate and animals
Can do well as: Environmentalist, Botanist, Veterinary Doctor
Spatial Intelligence (also known as visual)
Specific Abilities: Strong Imagination
Can do well as: Painter, Businessman
This can be easily remembered as KILL MINS.
It is the uniqueness of how each learner receives and processes new information through their senses. The four most common kinds are:
- Visual – learns best when information is seen.
- Aural – learns best when information is heard.
- Reading / Writing – learns best when information is written.
- Kinesthetic – learns best when information is presented through physical means.
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Previous Year Questions
Suresh generally likes to study alone in a quiet room whereas Madan likes to study in a group with his friends. This is because of difference in their :
- Learning Styles
- Levels of reflectivity
Which of the following observations supports Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence?
- Damage to one part of the brain affects only a particular ability sparing others
- Intelligence is an interaction of analytical, creative and practical intelligence
- Different intelligence are hierarchical in nature
- Teachers should follow one specific theory of educational innovation at the time of designing instruction
Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences emphasizes
- general intelligence
- common abilities required in school
- the unique abilities of each individual
- conditioning skills in students
Theory of multiple intelligences implies the following except
- disciplines should be presented in a number of ways
- learning could be accessed through a variety of means
- emotional intelligence is not related to IQ
- intelligence is a distinct set of processing operations used by an individual to solve problems
A teacher makes use of a variety of tasks w cater to the different Learning Styles of her learners. She is influenced by
- Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory
- Pima’s cognitive development theory
- Kohlberg’s moral development theory
- Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory
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