Multiple Intelligence Theory

Gardner defines intelligence as “the capacity to solve problems or to fashion products that are valued in one or more cultural setting” (Gardner & Hatch, 1989). Using biological as well as cultural research, he formulated a list of seven intelligences. The theory states that all seven intelligences are needed to productively function in society. School, therefore, thinks of all intelligences as equally important.
Lessons are planned in a style which engage most or all of the intelligences. By activating a wide assortment of intelligences, deeper understanding of the subject material is facilitated.