The theory of multiple intelligences, first described by Howard Gardner in 1983’s Frames of Mind, is now in its thirty third year of existence and application. Across the educational landscape and beyond, MI theory continues to be a widely-discussed topic of interest that still grabs headlines. Below is a list of several recent articles about MI.
- “The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has” (Lifehacker) and “Which of the 9 types of intelligence do you possess?” (The American Genius), each of which outlines the components of MI theory and includes “existential intelligence” as the ninth component, which Gardner has only said may be a possible candidate intelligence
- “A presidential election worthy of your attention” (Central Maine), written by columnist Liz Soares using MI as an opening device to question whether a “political/historical” intelligence is valid, especially as Americans are in the midst of a controversial presidential election
- “There are Many Different Smarts” from the Parenting SOS blog by Amy Sussna Klein, explaining MI theory as an alternative to traditional conceptions of who is “smart”
- “The 30-second briefing: what are multiple intelligences?” (TES), a Q&A explaining the basics of the theory
- “Know your type of intelligence and choose course” (The Times of India), which argues that the hyper-focus on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences in our society and schools has detrimental consequences
Click on any of the titles above to read the full articles, and visit Howard Gardner’s official MI website at multipleintelligencesoasis.org to see his latest posts on this topic.