Multiple Intelligences presentation for Erasmus+ programme

Το παρακάτω κείμενο θα είναι στα αγγλικά, καθώς θα το χρησιμοποιήσουν οι συνάδελφοι εκπαιδευτικοί από τα ευρωπαϊκά σχολεία που συμμετείχαν στην παρουσίαση της Πολλαπλής Νοημοσύνης, που έγινε χθες, Δευτέρα 30/11/15 στο 61ο Δ.Σ. Θεσσαλονίκης.

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Hello, everyone! :)
As I promised to all of you, this is a review of the main points we covered at the Multiple Intelligences presentation yesterday at 61th Primary School.
I would like to thank you again for your energy, your passion, your ideas and the great inspiration you shared with us! It's been a great experience! :)

Intelligence

In my experience, most people have a narrow view of intelligence, tending to think of it mainly in terms of academic ability. This is why so many people who are smart in other ways end up thinking that they’re not smart at all.

Such myths surround intelligence, as creativity and imagination, as well. As we underestimate intelligence, we do the same with creativity and imagination.

Creativity

There are myths surrounding creativity as well.
1. One myth is that only special people are creative.
This is not true. Everyone is born with tremendous capacities for creativity. The trick is to develop these capacities. Multiple Intelligences theory helps in this practice and development.

2. Another myth is that creativity is about special activities, like the arts, design, or advertising.
These often do involve a high level of creativity. But so can science, math, engineering, running a business, being an athlete, or getting in or out of a relationship. The fact is you can be creative at anything at all – anything that involves your intelligence.

3. The third myth is that people are either creative or they’re not.
This myth suggests that creativity, like IQ, is an allegedly fixed trait, like eye colour, and that you can’t do much about it. In truth, it’s entirely possible to become more creative in your work and in your life.

The first critical step is for you to understand the intimate relationship between creativity and intelligence. You can be creative at anything at all – anything that involves using your intelligence. It can be in music, in dance, in theater, in math, science, business, in your relationships with other people. It is because human intelligence is so wonderfully diverse that people are creative in so many extraordinary ways.

Imagination

We do underestimate our imagination as well. We’ll even criticize people’s perceptions by telling them that they have “overactive imagination” or that what they believe is “all in their imagination”. People will pride themselves on being “down to earth” and “realistic”. And yet, far more than any other power, imagination is what sets human beings apart from every other species on earth.

Imagination underpins every uniquely human achievement. Imagination led us from caves to cities and from superstition to science. Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance.
WE CAN CREATE.

However, imagination is not the same as creativity. Creativity takes the process of imagination to another level. My definition of creativity is “the process of having original ideas that have value”. Imagination can be entirely internal. You could be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing. But, to be creative you actually have to do something. It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new, to come up with new solutions to problems, even to think of new problems or questions. You can think of creativity as applied imagination.

Now, the first task for you is the following:

Share your thoughts and experiences in a constructive, supportive manner to make this a rewarding learning experience for everyone involved.

MI Types 

Verbal - Linguistic Intelligence 

  • Writing 
  • Reading 
  • Discussing 
  • Providing arguments 
  • Telling stories/jokes 
  • Analysing words 
Logical - Mathematical Intelligence 
  • Reasoning 
  • Problem solving 
  • Formulating hypotheses "If...then" 
  • Dealing with numbers 
Kinesthetic Intelligence 
  • Moving around 
  • Dancing 
  • Exercising 
  • Playing outdoor games 
  • Making crafts 
Naturalistic Intelligence 
  • Observing nature 
  • Swimming
  • Going on excursions 
  • Camping 
  • Gardening 
  • Taking care of animals 
Visual - Spatial Intelligence 
  • Driving 
  • Orientating 
  • Reading maps 
  • Solving puzzles 
  • Having a 3D model in mind 
  • Sketching 
  • Constructing 
Musical Intelligence 
  • Singing 
  • Dancing 
  • Playing musical instruments 
  • Listening to music 
Interpersonal Intelligence 
  • Teaching 
  • Interacting with people 
  • Discussing 
  • Playing board games 
  • Caring for people 
  • Managing 
Intrapersonal Intelligence 
  • Reflecting 
  • Discovering 
  • Analysing 
  • Creating 
  • Imagining 
This is the second task for you: 

Spin Theory 

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) 
  • Beginning with self 
  • Boost self-esteem 
  • Feel secure and safe 
Social Intelligence (SQ) 
  • I belong to a group 
  • I am accepted 
Multiple Intelligences (MI) 
  • I can develop and express my talents 
  • I want to learn more 
Social Production (SP) 
  • I am a useful member of the society 
  • I want to offer the best of myself 
  • I collaborate and co-create 
Optionally, you can participate in more easy-going discussions like the following three: 



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