Spacial (see, draw, visualize it, mind-mapping)
Visual-Spatial intelligence makes it possible for people to perceive visual or spatial information, to transform this information, and to recreate visual images from memory. Well-developed spatial capacities are needed for the work of architects, sculptors, and engineers. The students who turn first to the graphs, charts, and pictures in their textbooks, who like to "web" their ideas before writing a paper, and who fill the blank space around their notes with intricate patterns are also using their spatial intelligence. While usually tied to the visual modality, spatial intelligence can also be exercised to a high level by individuals who are visually impaired.
People with well developed spatial- visual intelligence enjoy drawing, designing, looking at pictures and images, slides, videos, and films. They are especially proficient at imagining, visualization, sensing changes, doing puzzles, and reading charts and maps. They absorb information best through visualizing, using the "mind's eye", and by manipulating and working with pictures and images. This intelligence can serve a variety of scientific ends; as a useful tool, as an aid to thinking, as a way of capturing information, and a way to formulate and solve problems, and graphically represent patterns.
Visual/ Spatial intelligence: Perceives objects accurately, relies on sight and ability to visualize, forming mental pictures, imagining, able to manipulate mental images and represent things graphically.
Preferred Activities: Guided imagery, collages, labelling, pictures, pretending.
think it, conceptualize)
Logical-mathematical intelligence enables individuals to use and appreciate abstract relations. Scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers all rely on this intelligence. So do the students who "live" baseball statistics or who carefully analyze the components of problems--either personal or school-related before systematically testing solutions.
People with well developed logical mathematical intelligence are sensitive to logical patterns and relationships, to functions, propositions, and hypotheses. They can easily use categorization, classification, inference, generalization, and calculation. They are "natural" critical thinkers, and adeptly handle long chains of reasoning. These individuals learn best when provided with opportunities to classify, categorize, and work with abstractions and to experiment. They like to figure things out by asking questions, exploring and finding the order and logic in the content to be learned. They are usually good at math and in logical problem-solving.
Logical/mathematical intelligence: works with numbers, deductive and inductive thinking, recognizes abstract patterns, performs complex calculations, and is able to reason scientifically.
Preferred Activities: Calculations, numbers, scientific thinking, sequencing, logical problems
write, talk about it, listen to it)
Linguistic intelligence allows individuals to communicate and make sense of the world through language. Poets exemplify this intelligence in its mature form. Students who enjoy playing with rhymes, who pun, who always have a story to tell, who quickly acquire other languages--including sign language--all exhibit linguistic intelligence.
People with well developed linguistic intelligence find their fullest identity in writing or in verbal storytelling. They are articulate, accurate spellers, and avid readers. They often think in words, and learn well by listening to others speak, by reading, writing, and verbalizing. They love to play with language, are good at remembering names, places, dates, and trivia. If these people are given the opportunity to hear, see, and say words associated with the desired outcome, they will readily learn practically anything of interest to them.
Linguistic intelligence: Those with this intelligence can analyse their own use of language, have a good memory, understand grammar well.
Preferred Activities: Creative writing, reading, explanations, journal writing, biographies, feelings, reports
Body Kinesthetic intelligence allows individuals to use all or part of the body to create products or solve problems. Athletes, surgeons, dancers, choreographers, and crafts people all use bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. The capacity is also evident in students who relish gym class and school dances, who prefer to carry out class projects by making models rather than writing reports, and who toss crumbled paper with frequency and accuracy into wastebaskets across the room.
People with well developed bodily - kinesthetic intelligence process knowledge through their bodily sensations and learn best by touching, manipulating, and moving. They often have a natural sense of how their body should act and react in demanding physical situations. Learning is best facilitated by providing a kinetic component, where the learner can interact with space in some way to help them process and remember the new information through their body.
Bodily/Kinaesthetic intelligence: Have a good wisdom of bodily movements and can connect mind and body. They have good awareness and control of body movements.
Preferred Activities: Dancing, acting, drama, role playing, inventing, physical gestures
Musical intelligence allows people to create, communicate, and understand meanings made out of sound. While composers and instrumentalists clearly exhibit this intelligence, so do the students who seem particularly attracted by the birds singing outside the classroom window or who constantly tap out intricate rhythms on the desk with their pencils.
People with well developed musical intelligence excel at remembering melody, noticing the rhythms of life, and usually keep perfect time. They are hummers of tunes, singers of songs, probably play an instrument, and often listen to music. These learners get new information by listening to melodies, writing musical notations, or in using rhythm to help them master new concepts. They are able to hear music and rhythm accurately, to remember, master, and eventually produce musical sequences.
Musical intelligence: These people possess a sensitivity to tone and sound, also a sensitivity to the structure of music
Preferred Activities: Chants, music, singing, rhythmic patterns, humming, instrumental sounds
cooperative learning, social)
Interpersonal intelligence enables individuals to recognize and make distinctions about others' feelings and intentions. Teachers, parents, politicians, psychologists and salespeople rely on interpersonal intelligence. Students exhibit this intelligence when they thrive on small-group work, when they notice and react to the moods of their friends and classmates, and when they tactfully convince the teacher of their need for extra time to complete the homework assignment.
People with well developed interpersonal intelligence have a strong sense of empathy and concern for others. They are often natural leaders, and take others "under their wing". They are almost always with a group of people and have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. They like to talk with others, to teach others, and to organize, mediate and communicate in group activities. They generally understand people and instinctively know how to work with them. They learn best when given the opportunity to interview others, share ideas, and to cooperate and collaborate to complete any task.
Interpersonal intelligence: These people are cooperative in groups, good at role play, discussion, communication and teamwork, and have the ability to see all points of view and are good at group projects.
Preferred activities: Feedback, co-operative groups, discussions, group projects, teamwork, interviews, team assessment
to personal life, make choices, independent)
Intrapersonal intelligence helps individuals to distinguish among their own feelings, to build accurate mental models of themselves, and to draw on these models to make decisions about their lives. Although it is difficult to assess who has this capacity and to what degree, evidence can be sought in students' uses of their other intelligences--how well they seem to be capitalizing on their strengths, how cognizant they are of their weaknesses, and how thoughtful they are about the decisions and choices they make.
These type of people have an ability to reflect on internal states, have a good metacognitive awareness, good concentration, higher order reasoning, and an awareness of personal feelings.
People with well - developed intrapersonal intelligence have an accurate picture of their inner self - their strengths and weaknesses, their inner moods, goals, intentions, motivations, temperament, beliefs, and desires. They have the capacity to cultivate superb self - discipline, self - understanding, and high self - esteem. They seem to be self - motivating, need their own quiet space to work in, and "march to the beat of a different drummer". These learners take in knowledge more easily through independent study and self - paced instruction. They absorb new information best when involved in individual projects.
Preferred Activities: Reflection, autobiography, focusing, goal setting, higher order reasoning, awareness of personal feelings
Spiritual (Naturalist) intelligence allows people to distinguish among, classify, and use features of the environment. Farmers, gardeners, botanists, geologists, florists, and archaeologists all exhibit this intelligence, as do students who can name and describe the features of every make of car around them.
Spiritual(Naturalist) intelligence. These type of people find it easy to categorise plant names and recognize animals.
Preferred Activities: History, philosophy, religion, botany, geology
are independent of each other and help explain a person's specific abilities
in certain areas. The multiple intelligences framework also helps identify
particular strengths in specific areas of intelligence. All individuals
are different in their learning styles and intellectual profiles.
(1) We have to consciously learn through our strongest intelligence(s), which may be different from the intelligences emphasized in the main; and, while emphasizing your unique learning style, you will also (2) enhance your brain power by using your full range of brain skills.
It would be very useful to you, at this point, to learn what YOUR unique learning style is.
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