We believe the Multiple Intelligences are so central to our early learning experience that they make up our logo! In our thematic explorations we touch on the following areas and ways of knowing:
– Visual-spatial: involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns and perceive the visual.
– Verbal-linguistic: involves sensitivity to spoken and written language, the ability to learn languages, and the capacity to use language to accomplish certain goals.
– Logical-mathematical: In Howard Gardner’s words, it entails the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically. This intelligence is most often associated with scientific and mathematical thinking.
– Bodily-kinesthetic: entails the potential of using one’s whole body or parts of the body to solve problems. It is the ability to use mental abilities to coordinate bodily movements.
– Musical-rhythmic: involves skill in the performance, composition, and appreciation of musical patterns. It encompasses the capacity to recognize and compose musical pitches, tones, and rhythms.
– Interpersonal: is concerned with the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people. It allows people to work effectively with others.
– Intrapersonal: entails the capacity to understand oneself, to appreciate one’s feelings, fears and motivations.
– Emotional: This refers to having a deep understanding of the self; what are your strengths / weaknesses, what makes you unique, can you predict your own reactions / emotions.
– Naturalistic: This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings.