Sunday, January 17, 2016

Understanding intelligence

Welcome back to the second semester. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2016.

What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one eight things. In this video interview, Dr. Gardner addresses his eight classifications for intelligence: writing, mathematics, music, spatial, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal.

In the past we used to talk about being intelligent and seeing this in a singular sense and linked purely to communication and mathematical skills. For years in schools we have talked about multiple intelligence and the work of Howard Garner. This short video from Big Think is Howard Gardner discussing the meaning of his eight types of intelligence and the two new ones that he is working on at present. 

Have a wonderful 2016

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