The theory of the 8 multiple intelligences developed by Ph.D. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, is another of the methods used to personally assist our students, as these are taken them into account when planning the syllabus.
This theory, confirms that individual differences are important. The practical application of the theory implies recognition and respect for each individual's learning style, as well as their interests and talents.
Therefore, Internacional Aravaca provides all its students with different learning opportunities related to the eight intelligences.
The starting point, which is the student, their previous knowledge and their learning style, are important to the school.
- We are KINESTHETIC, TACTILE, AUDITORY AND VISUAL, as we ACQUIRE INFORMATION.
- We are GLOBAL, ABSTRACT, SEQUENTIAL AND CONCRETE as we PROCESS THE INFORMATION.
- We are PRAGMATIC, ACTIVE, REFLECTIVE AND THEORETICAL as we EXPRESS THE INFORMATION.
Pragmatic: practical, direct, effective.
Active: encouraging, improviser and spontaneous.
Reflective: analytical, receptive, balanced.
Theoretical: methodical, logical, critical.
This theory shows that these intelligences never exist in isolation and that we all have these 8 intelligences, working differently in each one of us.
David Goleman's emotional intelligence looks into intrapersonal (self-knowledge) and interpersonal (interaction with others) intelligence. It raises the question as how people with a high emotional intelligence manage to have greater success in their lives (80%), than others with a high IQ (20%).