Gardner’s theory on the learning process is broken down into seven types of intelligence.
Logical-Mathematical intelligence is reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. People with this learning intelligence can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. Linguistic intelligence is using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words. Spatial-Visual intelligence is being conscious of space and orientation. They like to draw, read maps, and daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Musical intelligence is showing sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They tend to study better with music playing in the background. Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence is when you use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and can be taught through hands-on learning. Interpersonal intelligence understands, interacting with others. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars and dialogues. Intrapersonal intelligence is understanding, one’s own interests, and goals. These learners have a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study.
I can relate to Kinesthetic and Interpersonal intelligence the best. I am a very hands-on learner. I like to make things, to learn exactly how they are made. I am also an interpersonal learner, because I have found that writing down my assignments and going over them, give me a better understanding of what I am studying. I also enjoy learning through seminars, audio conferences and group activities.