Multiple Intelligence

What sort of a learner are you? Take Our Quiz to discover your predominant learning style

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Assess your own learning style (8 boxes)

Question Strong Disagree Mild Disagree Neutral Slightly Agree Strongly Agree

Linguistic

words and language, written and spoken; retention, interpretation and explanation of ideas and information via language, understands relationship between communication and meaning

Logical

logical thinking, detecting patterns, scientific reasoning and deduction; analyse problems, perform mathematical calculations, understands relationship between cause and effect towards a tangible outcome or result

Interpersonal

perception of other people’s feelings; ability to relate to others; interpretation of behaviour and communications; understands the relationships between people and their situations, including other people

Intrapersonal

self-awareness, personal cognisance, personal objectivity, the capability to understand oneself, one’s relationship to others and the world, and one’s own need for, and reaction to change

Musical

musical ability, awareness, appreciation and use of sound; recognition of tonal and rhythmic patterns, understands relationship between sound and feeling

Visual

visual and spatial perception; interpretation and creation of visual images; pictorial imagination and expression; understands relationship between images and meanings, and between space and effect

Naturalist

love of nature, animals, plants, the sea, a natural disposition to permaculture, a spiritual sense of the changing nature of the seasons, the beauty of spirals and all natural, organic forms.

Kinaesthetic

body movement control, manual dexterity, physical agility and balance; eye and body coordination


Howard Gardner

The Multiple Intelligence Theory was first published in Howard Gardner’s book, Frames Of Mind (1983), and quickly became established as a classical model by which to understand and teach many aspects of human intelligence, learning style, personality and behaviour – in education and industry. Howard Gardner initially developed his ideas and theory on multiple intelligences as a contribution to psychology, however Gardner’s theory was soon embraced by education, teaching and training communities

The Theory

It is model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into specific (primarily sensory) “modalities”, rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability.
Gardner argues that there is a wide range of cognitive abilities, and that there are only very weak correlations among them. For example, the theory postulates that a child who learns to multiply easily is not necessarily more intelligent than a child who has more difficulty on this task. The child who takes more time to master multiplication may best learn to multiply through a different approach, may excel in a field outside mathematics, or may be looking at and understanding the multiplication process at a fundamentally deeper level. Such a fundamental understanding can result in slowness and can hide a mathematical intelligence potentially higher than that of a child who quickly memorizes the multiplication table despite possessing a less deep understanding of the process of multiplication.

This Gizmo

Developed by Richard Basgallop (http://basgallop.com), my first attempt at jQuery ui and Canvas

I had to learn it for a new job I start on Monday! yikes!
I decided to do a ‘Multiple Intelligences’ thing as I’m currently on a lovely Permaculture course in Brighton, this was one of the learning theories we studied… and it seemed a good permaculture principle to make something for the group, whilst expanding my prog knowledge

It spins!!!
I hoped to make something beautiful, but ended up with a psychedelic extravaganza, after a few days of watching it whilst coding, I now feel rather giddy as tho trapped on a Roundabout… enjoy! one love… Feb 28th 2013 xxx

Why The Buddha

For me the Buddha at the center of the circle, represents the fact that our essential buddha nature is untouched and remains beyond the fluctuating frivolities of our various intelligences.
The Still point
We are unique creatures of joy … yes it’s difficult, of course, but we can, if we wish, choose grace and presence at any time. Om Shanti xxx

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