Garners Theory

Garners Theory

GARDNER’S THEORY

The Gardner’s theory is a model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into various specific (primarily sensory) modalities, rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability. The Gardner’s theory started around 1983. His full name is Howard Gardner. Howard Gardner came up with seven intelligences spatial, linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal and intrapersonal. In 1999 he identify naturalist and existential intelligence as the eighth and ninth types of intelligences. Gardner figured out that the different intelligence operate in an interdependent way rather than independently. The different intelligence complement each other and function in away   that people can build skills and solve problems.
The two intelligence that apply to me the most is musical intelligence and linguistic intelligence. Musical intelligence encompasses the capability to recognize and compose musical pitches, tones, and rhythms. I have been singing and playing the flute for many years. I never had any training in the flute or vocal lessons. When I was younger my mother bought me a flute and I immediately knew what to do with it. When I sing the sound that comes out is so peaceful and beautiful. I love to change the pitch and rhythm when I sing. When I want to learn something or remember something I can sing it or play it on my flute. I use musical intelligence just about everyday in my life.
Linguistic intelligence involves having a mastery of language. I love writing poetry. I started writing poetry in the 1st grade,” Roses are Red, Violets are blue, Sugar is Sweet, and I know I am too”. That was my first poem I every wrote. Then as I got older I started to write more and even better. In high school we read a book called the “Tess of the d'Urbervilles” but I could not get into it. So for me to learn and remember the story I changed the story into a poem. In a way I could remember the story and prepare for...

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