Multiple Intelligences

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Multiple Intelligences


MANILA, Philippines - Nearly a century ago, French psychologist Alfred Binet developed a test for measuring a person's learning capability as compared to other individuals of the same age.The score yielded by Binet's test came to be known quite popularly as Intelligence Quotient, or IQ.IQ scores were later arranged into a hierarchy, with imbeciles at the lowest rung and geniuses at the highest, and several other categories in between. Thus was born the IQ myth: that human intelligence consists only of two domains - linguistic and logical-mathematical.In 1983, the book ''Frames of Mind'' presented the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI). In that milestone book, author Dr. Howard Gardner, an educational psychologist at Harvard University, described five other intelligences apart from the two covered by the IQ myth. To these seven intelligences he added an eighth a couple of years ago.* Classical linguistic intelligence is facility with words, both written and spoken. People with linguistic genius are voracious readers, excellent writers and exciting storytellers. They have a keen command of language and a vast vocabulary. They think in words, spell and memorize easily, and appreciate the nuances of meaning, grammar and composition. Our very own Jose Rizal was a linguistic genius.* Classical logical-mathematical intelligence is facility with numbers and reasoning. Learners with this kind of genius enjoy science, numbers, shapes, patterns, puzzles, symbols, details, abstractions and complex computations. They approach tasks and problems in a sequential, systematic, analytical and logical manner. Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, was a logical-mathematical genius.* Musical intelligence is facility with sounds. People with this kind of genius have a keen ear for melodies, pitch and beat. They create or replicate tunes, with their voice or on a musical instrument. Amadeus Mozart is an acknowledged musical genius.* Visual-spatial intelligence is facility in images, colors, dimensions and designs. People with artistic genius excel in creating artworks and artifacts. They see things from different perspectives. They enjoy videos and photography. They doodle. Michelangelo, who excelled as a painter and as a marble sculptor, was a visual-spatial genius.* Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is facility in body movement and control. People with this kind of genius are dancers and/or athletes. They demonstrate exceptional grace, coordination and timing. Michael Jordan brought basketball to literally new heights with his bodily-kinesthetic genius. …

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