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Multiple intelligences

Howard Gardner

In the classroom there are many forms of intelligence. In fact, there are as many as there are students, not omitting the teacher’s.

By Jean-Claude Brès

For so long we have believed that there was a right way of teaching, as well as a right way of learning. Much research has allowed us to establish that each individual possesses their own unique type of intelligence.

Howard Gardner lists 8 principle “types of intelligence”, but we know that it is possible to refine this classification and multiply the number of these types of intelligence. We also know that they are categorized into “main families”.

Each individual’s intelligence is made up of elements from several of these main families. Therefore learning strategies and materials, learning platforms and environments must be diverse in order to address the largest number of learners.