Multiple Intelligence

Multiple Intelligence

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

– Zig Ziglar

Multiple intelligence is a theory developed by Howard Gardner. He proposes that a child who is able to multiply at age 6 is not necessarily more intelligent than a child who is struggling at age 9, and that the child may be good in other areas.

According to Gardner, there are seven types of intelligences:

  • Linguistic intelligence
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence
  • Visual Spatial intelligence
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence
  • Musical intelligence
  • Interpersonal intelligence
  • Intrapersonal intelligence
  • Naturalist intelligence

Recently, two new intelligence have been identified:

  • Existential intelligence
  • Naturalist intelligence

For the most part, the main emphasis in schools is on Linguistic and Logical-mathematical intelligence. What this means is, children who have other intelligence may feel they are not good enough. A confident child is a better learner. Learning Nexus® recognizes the need to create a balance to help children who are stronger in the other intelligences have success experiences in their area of intelligence, which will build up their confidence and self-esteem making them believe in themselves and enabling them to become successful learners.