Multiple Styles of Learning

At The Children’s Museum of Atlanta we try to incorporate different  types of learning into our exhibits and programs so that learners of all styles can enjoy their experience at the Museum.

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

The theory of Multiple Intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University.  His theory examined seven (and later, eight) ways in which people are “intelligent” or ways in which they learn. 

For example, some people study better while listening to music (musical intelligence), others by listening to a talk (linguistic and/or interpersonal intelligence).  Most people are strong in several different “intelligences” or “learning styles.”

  • Linguistic intelligence (word smart)
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence (number/reasoning smart)
  • Spatial intelligence (picture smart)
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (body smart)
  • Musical intelligence (music smart)
  • Interpersonal intelligence (people smart)
  • Intrapersonal intelligence (self smart)
  • Naturalist intelligence (nature smart)

To learn more about Dr. Gardners' theories:


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