Multiple Intelligences and Its Importance in Education

Learning theories in general are derived from the way theorists interpret human nature and how human beings learn.

Among the theories of learning proposed in the second half of the 20th century, I would like to highlight the theory of Multiple Intelligences developed by Howard Gardner. Initially proposed as a theory of human intelligence, that is, as a cognitive model, MI attracted the attention of educators around the world due to its description of cognitive competence in terms of a set of skills, talents, or even intellectual competences, which Gardner called “intelligences”. Gardner’s intelligences are relatively autonomous, although they are not completely independent. It seems that the importance of MI for educators is in their recognition that each child has a different set of different skills, or a spectrum of intelligences.

In reality, Gardner’s theory of learning is an alternative view to the theory of traditional intelligence (Binet and Simon’s IQ). It is a pluralistic theory of intelligence.Unisma According to Gardner, the MI model has used, in part, knowledge that was not available at the time of Binet and Simon (1908): cognitive science (study of the mind) and neuroscience (study of the brain). In MI, intelligence comes to be