Hello! My name is Quy. To day, I want to discuss multiple intelligence (MIs). Thank for your reading and I hope that you can give some comments. Thank you!
What is intelligence? In my opinion, it is the capacity to learn and interact with the environment, is the ability to solve problems in the society. Moreover, it is also understanding about many different fields such as music, art, knowledge of mathematical and linguistic. The aim of multiple intelligences test is to find out where your true intelligence lie is and what your excellent field is. Garder choose eight intelligences consisting of logical –mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, naturalist intelligence.
Firstly, logical-mathematical intelligence is the capacity to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically. This intelligence is often related to knowledge about science and math. Secondly, people with high linguistic intelligence have words and rich languages. These people are often good reading, writing, telling stories; especially; they also remember words and information along with dates. Next, spatial intelligence is the ability to image pictures in the brain. This intelligence is unlimited visual, and it can happen to blind children. The musical intelligence is associated with sounds, rhythms, tones, and music. People with high musical intelligence often good pitch, so they can sing, play musical instruments, and compose music very well. Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is using brain to control of one’s bodily motions and the ability about physical actions skillfully. Generally, people who have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are good at physical activities such as sports, acting, and dance. The careers suit with this intelligence include: athletes, dancers, actors, builders, musicians, police officers. Interpersonal intelligence is that to do interaction with others. People who have high interpersonal intelligence is normal their sensitivity to other’s feelings, motivations and mood.
These people are the capacity to communicate well and work as part of a group. The careers suit with these people is politicians, managers, social workers, teachers, sale persons. Intrapersonal intelligence is the capacity to understand one’s own feelings and capacities. These people can deeply understand about themselves, they know their strengths or weaknesses. Moreover, they able to value other attitude and predict one’s own emotions. Lastly, naturalist intelligence is the capacity to discriminate around live things such as plant, animal and natural world such as cloud, rain.
According to the ability intelligence, people can know their strength fields to develop talent and find out suitable works with them. For the teachers, especially, these intelligences can help them have suitable methods to teach their students. Everybody is born possessing all of intelligences. However, all students will come into the class with the different intelligences. It means that each student will have different strengths and weaknesses characteristic, so the teacher must combine all intelligences in a lecture to help student express their strengths. For example, when teaching about revolution war, a teacher can give the students a battle maps, play revolution war songs, and organize revolution war games, or require the students read a novel about life during that period. By activating all of intelligences, the teacher not only excites students about learning but also help the students deeper understand about lesson.
In short, the eight intelligences very rarely operate independently; moreover, the intelligences are often combined with each other, complement each other to develop skills and solve problems. Therefore, the duty of the teacher is to help the students develop completely. According to multiple intelligences, the teacher will choose suitable methods with each student and combine with many different methods in a lecture to teach the student better.