My Multiple Intelligences By: Prabhjeet Singh (762386) February 18th 2019
Did you know that intelligence cannot be measured by simply testing how much we know about the world? Hi, my name is Prabhjeet and I will be talking about my multiple intelligences. What is multiple intelligence you might ask? Developed by Dr. Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligence suggests that intelligence cannot be measured through IQ tests, standardized tests, and other traditional notions of testing, but rather through considering a learners strengths in 9 different areas. My top three intelligences are Mathematical/Logical (66%), Intrapersonal (65%) and Visual/Spatial (59%). Through this graphic, I will be exploring how these intelligences apply to my life and future occupations.
Mathematical/Logical intelligence refers to the ability to critically think, reason and solve problems using logic, numbers and abstract concepts. This can be applied to my life because of my academic excellence in my favourite two courses, Math and Science. In the two subjects, I have to logically use the numbers and abstract concepts I have learned to complete a variety of scinece labs and math problems; my mathematical/logical intelligence is reflected through success I recieve in both courses.
Visual/Spatial Intelligence refers to one's ability to visualize figurative ideas or thoughts in the real world. This can apply to my life because I always make new and innovative concepts in my mind that could be implamented in our world. For example, I felt that Toronto lacked things to do compared to other cities around the globe. So, I brainstormed and visualized the idea of making a boardwalk on Lake Shore in Downtown Toronto, similar to that of Cliftin Hill in Niagra Falls, which in my opinion would bring a load of activites for toursits and the GTA's residents to do.
What Are My Strengths?
What Do I Want?
What Are My Weaknesses?
Intrapersonal intelligence encompasses the ability to understand and appreicate yourself; this includes your own feelings, motivations and goals. I use this in my life in a variety of circumstances. For one, I am very sure of myself. I understand what I want in life, I am confident and I am proud of who I have become. Secondly, I complete a variety of self-reflection tasks in school. I excel as these assignments because I know who I am, and I appreciate and I'm not scared to share my strengths and my weaknesses.
One occupation that could be suitible for me is being a professor. As a professsor, your job is to teach graduate and undergraduate students in depth about a specific academic subject. I feel that I am suited for this job because my mathematical/logical intelligence can help me teach courses in manner that is logical and easily understandble by students, and confidence gained through my intrapersonal intelligence is nessesary in this profession to successfully lead and teach students. I have never considered a teaching profession for my future, however this occupation is plausible and could be for me because I enjoy teaching subjects that I am passionate about, like biology and chemistry.