First Philippine Multiple Intelligence Convention at the Manila Hotel

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First Philippine Multiple Intelligence Convention at the Manila Hotel


PHILIPPINE educators will be exposed to the theory of multiple intelligence (MI) and learn about the application of the theory in the Philippine educational setting at the First Multiple Intelligence Convention to be held at the Manila Hotel on February 11 to 12, 2005 with the theme Changing Minds: Teaching and Parenting for the 21st Century.

Dr. Howard Gardner, proponent of the MI theory, will explain it in one session and talk "Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing our Own and Other Peoples Minds" in another session. In 1983, Dr. Gardner published "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences" which challenged the traditional psychological view of intelligence as a single capacity that drives logical and mathematical thought. It proposed that all individuals possess seven independent intelligences. These, in combination, enable people to solve problems or fashion products with varying levels of skill.

These intelligences are: Linguistic and logical-mathematical (the styles of thinking measured most often by psychological tests), musical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic (including large and small motor skills), interpersonal (an area of strength for teachers, social workers, and politicians), and intrapersonal (self-knowledge). …

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