Here is a brief run-down of Howard Gardener’s theory of various intelligences that I mentioned in the last post.
Thank you Delores http://ramblingsoftheterminallyaging.blogspot.com
for your request for more background on this. Without you this would likely be a blank page.
From: Overview of the Multiple Intelligences Theory. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Thomas Armstrong.com
The ability to calculate and carry out complicated
mathematical operations. Here are your scientists,
mathematicians, and detectives.
These are the two twelve-year-olds (or fifty-five year-olds) hooked on Stratego. (Now I understand why I’ve always thought that chess shouldn’t be considered a game because you have to work so hard at it.)
Sensitivity to sounds, music, rhythms.
Many often have perfect pitch
Kids with this often hum or sing to themselves.
This intelligence may be connected to mathematical skills.
(Which would explain my own lack of success at the piano.)
The ability to think in three dimensions. Graphic and artistic skills, with
an active imagination, sailors, artists, architects.
That dreamy grand daughter working out a jigsaw puzzle on the floor.
A facility with words and languages
Reading, writing, telling stories
The 75 year old completing a crossword puzzle not just to fend off
dementia, but because he actually enjoys it.
(These are my peeps. You may recall that in my family, dinner ground
to a halt while everyone argued about the correct pronunciation
Superior control of bodily movements and the ability to handle objects
skillfully, athletes, dancers, police officers, builders
A sense of timing – the ability to step onto an escalator without
Sensitivity to working with others, able to read reactions and moods
Teachers, politicians, sales people, often categorized as the extroverts
Whether they deserve it or not, these are often our leaders
An understanding of self, self-reflective
Sometimes labeled as introverts, as teens they may be the shy kid in
the back of the classroom. While they may seem self-involved, they
are able to apply their reflections to other’s lives. These may be
psychologists, or spiritual leaders (hopefully really helping that person
on the couch or not suggesting to the gathered many what a great
idea it would be to drink that Kool-aid.)
A connection to the natural world around us, useful to the farmers and
hunters of our past. Handy for those shoppers among us, who must be
able to discriminate between one pair of sneakers and another.
A ponderer of the bigger questions – how did we get here, and what is
life all about.Whether the lack of parking places is a cosmic plot against us personally.