The Components of MI For something to qualify as an intelligence, it has to satisfy Howard Gardner’s eight “signs” of intelligence. After extensive research, Gardner identified eight, distinct intelligences. These are what comprise his theory of Multiple Intelligences:
Theory of Multiple Intelligences-- is a theory of intelligence that differentiates it into specific (primarily sensory) 'modalities', rather than seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability. This model was proposed by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Gardner articulated eight criteria for a behavior to be considered an intelligence. These were that the intelligences showed: potential for brain isolation by brain damage,
During the first week of the school year, I believe a teacher should know his or her students' multiple intelligences and learning modalities. While it is impossible to adapt every single assignment to best suit every single student, teachers can help their students' learning by being aware of their students' learning differences.