Howard Gardner, of Harvard University, USA, is famous for his identification of seven distinct learning intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and “documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways,” according to Gardner (1991). According to this theory, “we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences – the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains.”
Kingsgate International school embraces the multiple intelligences to ensure the needs of all students are met and learning potential is accelerated.
“We have many different challenges to solve and many different mindsets to solve them. It makes sense to embrace every different learning style and approach to leave no stone unturned in the learning process for different kids.”