Multiple intelligences

Howard Gardner, a Harvard developmental psychologist, proposed the hypothesis of multiple intelligences in 1983, which states that human intelligence is divided into eight modalities: visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, musical-rhythmic, logical-mathematical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic and bodily-kinesthetic.

In contrast to other notions of learning capabilities (for example, the concept of one IQ), the concept behind the idea of multiple intelligences is that individuals learn in an exceedingly different style of other ways. 

The hypothesis of many bits of intelligence says that there are numerous ways students can learn and gain knowledge. These many bits of intelligence include the importance of social interactions, introspection, physical activity, and being in tune with nature.

According to the theory, knowing which types of intelligence a student should have, might assist teachers to change their learning approaches and offer professional possibilities for students. Some scientists and teachers disagree, claiming that the eight “intelligence” are just natural talents and skills.