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Gardner's Theory

Identify Gardner's Theory briefly and summarize the theory. Then discuss at least two of the seven intelligences, providing at least four examples of the two seven intelligences that you chose.

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Gardner's theory refutes traditional beliefs long held and promulgated in education and cognitive science. In contrast to over 100 years of established understanding of intelligence in science that dictates people are born with a uniform cognitive capacity that can be easily measured by short-answer tests Gardner's theory provides an alternative for educational practice. This alternative is striking in its belief that humans have their own individualistic capability that can't be uniformly measured positing that this intellectual capability is predicated upon how these people interact with their surroundings (PBS, 2012).

Therefore, Gardner insinuates that human beings have nine different kinds of intelligence and each of these represent the different interactions and interpretations to the person ...

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Discusses Gardner's Theroy