Multiple Intelligences : Theory and Second Language Learning Applications

Michael Seko
2014 The Bulletin of St.Margaret's  
Whether intelligence is a single mental faculty or a number of coordinated physical and mental abilities is as much a question of philosophy as it is of science. Western scholarship on the topic dates back to Plato (Plucker, 2003) . Twentieth century thought on the subject was dominated by the work of Binet and Simon (who formalized intelligence testing) and Stern, who coined the term intelligence quotient. In 1983's Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner wrote that human beings possess several
more » ... ly definable intelligences. The idea, now known as Multiple Intelligences (MI) Theory, has attracted both high praise and harsh criticism in the quarter century which has followed. It has influenced both the fields of developmental psychology and education. This paper will review literature concerning both the theory of MI, and ways in which it has been applied in second language learning and instruction.
doi:10.20707/stmlib.46.0_51 fatcat:65usvqgi7fawho2z35y77scsry