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Multiple intelligence

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Multiple Intelligence Theory says that there are at least eight different kinds of intelligence, and that human beings possess all of them to different degrees. Learners' profiles of intelligences will affect their preferences when learning.


Learners with a predominantly verbal-linguistic intelligence tend to have large vocabularies and be good at languages, whilst those with high body-kinaesthetic intelligence may learn best by doing things physically. 

In the classroom
Multiple Intelligence Theory is one of many models of intelligence and learning style. For many teachers the most important implication of these models is that they need to use a wide range of resources and techniques with learners.

It is worth pointing out that Multiple Intelligence has been widely discredited as a model of how we learn by neuroscientists and education experts.