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Michael Toran Journal 2 Howard Gardner theorized seven different types of intelligences. These intelligences include Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, musical, bodily kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligence. His definition of intelligence is basically how an individual goes about solving problems and creating resources that can be used in multiple situations. The different intelligences are valued in different aspects of life. The first two listed are more what educators look for in the classroom, where the next three have to do with the arts, and the last two are more on a personal intelligence level. When looking back at my early grade school education, I realize that I had a much higher logical-mathematical intelligence rather than a linguistic intelligence. In all honesty I never worked very hard in junior high school, but could always pull off good grades in
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Unformatted text preview: math courses. I always understood mathematical theories pretty easily without much reinforcement from my teachers. I never considered the idea that I had a higher level of intelligence in math classes than English and writing courses. I also consider myself having a high spatial intelligence. Whenever my family needed help in fitting a room or packing a car well, they asked me to do it. I was always able to make objects fit well. Gardners theory makes a lot of sense in this regard. I can also look at how my peers learn and what they have an easy or hard time with; and Gardners theory definitely explains this well. Smith, Mark K. . "Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education." InFed . 01 May 2002. 27 Sep 2006 <http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm>....
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