In last week’s discussion of Howard Gardner’s model of multiple intelligences, my source must have predated Gardner’s determination of an eighth intelligence:
8. Naturalistic intelligence – Naturalistic intelligence allows people to recognize and classify species and other aspects of their environment. Students who enjoy studying the world around them – insects, cars, or stamps – display strength in this intelligence.
I apologize for the omission.
According to J. Diane Jacobs-Connell: Gardner’s theory has inspired thousands of teachers to challenge themselves by expanding their instructional approaches and creating lessons that have allowed students to access content through their different intelligence strengths.
Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence theory, which he describes in Emotional Intelligence New York: Bantam Books, 1995, 1997), is also based … Read the rest