“What is the Theory of MI?
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is a critique of the standard psychological view of intellect: there is a single intelligence, adequately measured by IQ or other short answer tests. Instead, on the basis of evidence from disparate sources, the theory claims that human beings have a number of relatively discrete intellectual capacities. IQ tests assess linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence, and sometimes spatial intelligence; and they are a reasonably good predictor of who will do well in a 20th (note: Not necessarily a 21st) century secular school. Humans, however, have several other significant intellectual capacities.” From MI Oasis.
Howard Gardner’s Website.
In this Washington Post Blog post from October 16, 2013, Howard Gardner, author of Multiple Intelligences, explains why they should not be considered synonymous with “learning styles.”