Accordingly, Gardner revealed seven intelligences by which individuals are capable of tapping to solve problems at hand. These intelligences were specifically noted as: linguistic (ability to read, write and communicate), logical-mathematical (ability for logical thinking and to solve mathematical and even scientific problems), spatial (exemplifying navigational or visual architectural and planning skills), bodily kinesthetic (use of physical body in solving problems), musical (innate musical talent), interpersonal (skills towards others), and intrapersonal (skills towards self). Two intelligences: naturalist and existentialist were eventually added to the list (A Brief History of Intelligence Theory, p. 2).
The good news is that this theory has been proven have been successfully applied in contemporary classroom settings, for instance, in science subjects through the application of logical-mathematical skills (to solve science problems), spatial and even bodily-kinesthetic through the control of body motions, spaces, and concepts of distance, and of course, needed in all classroom settings, the linguistic intelligence. Teachers and educators should therefore harness these intelligences through closely assessing the strengths of their students and develop the skills and intelligences that are most needed to assist in their overall academic ...Show more