Definitions for "Multiple intelligences"
A theory developed by Howard Gardner, a Harvard University professor, who says there are seven kinds of intelligences and that schools focus on too narrow a range of intelligence - mainly just the verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical areas.
Different ways of learning and processing information, as identified by psychologist Howard Gardner in his theory of multiple intelligences. Gardner's eight intelligences are linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Each student has relative strengths within these domains.
In Howard Gardner's theory, the six essential, independent mental capacities, some of which are outside the traditional academic notions of intelligence, i.e., linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, and personal intelligence.