Introduction to the Multiple Intelligences

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Many people think of intelligence as something you have or something you don’t have. Often, we use the term “smart” as if there is a single definition for the word. However, Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist and professor at Harvard University, opposed the idea that intelligence is only represented by a certain set of characteristics. Through his research, Dr. Gardner developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. He viewed intelligence as a way to solve problems or create products in a way that adds value to the world. Indeed, Gardner hoped that his theory would empower learners and encourage society to move away from restrictive ideas of intelligence and education.

Continue this course to learn more about each of the 9 Multiple Intelligences.