Definition: When you hear the word intelligence, the concept of IQ testing may immediately come to mind. Intelligence is often defined as our intellectual potential; something we are born with, something that can be measured and a capacity that is difficult to change. In recent years, however, other views of intelligence have emerged. One such conception is the theory of multiple intelligences proposed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner.
This theory suggests that traditional psychometric views of intelligence are too limited. In order to capture the full range of abilities and talents that people possess, Gardner suggests that people don't possess just one intellectual capacity, but have many different intelligences including musical, interpersonal, spatial-visual and linguistic intelligences. Read more...
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