Dr. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
In 1983, psychologist Dr. Howard Gardner wrote an insightful book called Multiple Intelligences. In it, he suggested that there are many different “intelligences” and that people possess all of them in varying quantities. He proposed this in contrast to the single “IQ” measurement, which falls within his definitions of logical-mathematical and verbal-linguistic intelligence. Dr. Gardner’s intelligences include Verbal-Linguistic, Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist. This vision of intelligence has created new conversations about students' gifts and how we teach.