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  Why Multiple Intelligence?


‘Multiple Intelligences’ emphasis uniqueness and makes us see our possibilities, interests and strengths. Its unique perspective brings self-realisation and a greater appreciation of the gifts and contributions of others people, not only in academic and specialised areas but also in the more mundane tasks everyday life. Academic intelligence may well be important to success, but emotional competency is even more important. The idea of emotional intelligence springs from the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal intelligences of Multiple Intelligences theory.

Multiple Intelligence practice offers a unique perspective that broadens our understanding of what it means to be a truly intelligent person. For example, it is generally held that academic intelligence is important to success and promoted at the expense of emotional competency, which is no less important. The idea of emotional intelligence is based in part on the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal intelligences as described by Multiple Intelligences theory.

In addition to academic achievement, Multiple Intelligence practice assists individuals of the salient questions that our young adult faces are:

  • Who am I and where will I fit among my peers?

  • Will my unique strengths be recognized and my limitations supported?

  • How will I survive (perhaps thrive?) in my high school classes and in higher education?

Multiple Intelligence moves theory to practice, knowledge to skills, and concept to reality:

  • Young adults to learn more effectively

  • Faculty to coach more agreeably/enjoyably.

  • Teaching and learning to a wider target audience.