Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences 


Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences According to Gardner there are 8 frames of mind that can be present in a person.

Gardner opposes the idea of labeling learners to a specific intelligence. Gardner maintains that his theory of multiple intelligences should “empower learners”, not restrict them to one modality of learningAccording to Gardner, an intelligence is

 “a biopsychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture.”

These are the 8 frames of mind.

Verbal skills-

The ability to think in words and to use language to express meaning

 (authors, journalists, speakers). 


Mathematical skills-

The ability to carry out mathematical operations. 

 (scientists, engineers, accountants)   

Spatial skills-

The ability to think three-dimensionally.

 (architects, artists, sailors) 


Bodily-kinesthetic skills-

The ability to manipulate objects and be physically adept.

 (surgeons, craftspeople, dancers, athletes) 


Musical skills-

A sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm, and tone .

(composers, musicians) 


lnterpersonal skills-

The ability to understand oneself and effectively direct one’s life. 

 (theologians, psychologists). 


Naturalist skills- 

The ability to observe patterns in nature and understand natural and human made systems. 

(Farmers ,botanists ,ecologists, landscapers). 


Intrapersonal skills-

The ability to understand oneself. 

(Poets, philosophers, Teachers). 

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