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    The following is a research paper titled Research on Multiple Intelligences Teaching and
    Assessment. The excerpt is from section 2.2 Principles and Importance in Education
    “The principles of multiple intelligences offered by Gardner are: (1) Emphasis
    on the development of certain intelligences; (2) Utilizing of all intelligences in
    developing different teaching methods; (3) Based on the concept of multiple
    intelligences, instructors should review lesson plans and ensure they have variety,
    fairness and richness; (4) Provide students with the opportunity to choose learning
    activities and assessment methods; (5) Provide students with the opportunity to use
    the dominant intelligences to develop the weaker intelligences; (6) Use the
    intelligences to fully comprehend broad subjects (Gardner, 1983).
    The importance of the multiple intelligences in education is: (1) Highlighting
    uniqueness of each student; (2) Bring out the students’ dominant intelligences; (3)
    Dominant intelligence helps learning; (4) Variety of learning experiences; (5)
    Multiple intelligences teaching; (6) ”

    The following website really summarises what we talked from different perspectives and angles.
    Here is an excerpt:
    Because of these kinds of experiences, the theory of multiple intelligences resonates with many educators. It supports what we all know to be true: A one-size-fits-all approach to education will invariably leave some students behind. However, the theory is also often misunderstood, which can lead to it being used interchangeably with learning styles or applying it in ways that can limit student potential. While the theory of multiple intelligences is a powerful way to think about learning, it’s also important to understand the research that supports it.

    “Howard Gardner’s Eight Intelligences
    The theory of multiple intelligences challenges the idea of a single IQ, where human beings have one central “computer” where intelligence is housed. Howard Gardner, the Harvard professor who originally proposed the theory, says that there are multiple types of human intelligence, each representing different ways of processing information:

    Verbal-linguistic intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to analyze information and produce work that involves oral and written language, such as speeches, books, and emails.
    Logical-mathematical intelligence describes the ability to develop equations and proofs, make calculations, and solve abstract problems.
    Visual-spatial intelligence allows people to comprehend maps and other types of graphical information.
    Musical intelligence enables individuals to produce and make meaning of different types of sound.
    Naturalistic intelligence refers to the ability to identify and distinguish among different types of plants, animals, and weather formations found in the natural world.
    Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence entails using one’s own body to create products or solve problems.
    Interpersonal intelligence reflects an ability to recognize and understand other people’s moods, desires, motivations, and intentions.
    Intrapersonal intelligence refers to people’s ability to recognise and assess those same characteristics within themselves.”

    “Everyone has all eight types of the intelligences listed above at varying levels of aptitude — perhaps even more that are still undiscovered — and all learning experiences do not have to relate to a person’s strongest area of intelligence. For example, if someone is skilled at learning new languages, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they prefer to learn through lectures. Someone with high visual-spatial intelligence, such as a skilled painter, may still benefit from using rhymes to remember information. Learning is fluid and complex, and it’s important to avoid labeling students as one type of learner. As Gardner states, “When one has a thorough understanding of a topic, one can typically think of it in several ways.””