In our center we create learning experiences that encourage the development of each of the Multiple Intelligences.
Dr. Howard Gardner, from Harvard University, has developed a theory that determines a series of intelligences existing in every human being. The care of these intelligences is for us a determining factor to evaluate the development of our students and take care that their growth is balanced over the years. These intelligences are:
- Logical-mathematical intelligence: It is the ability we have to solve both logical and mathematical problems. Understand the skills we need to handle mathematical operations and reason correctly. It is the closest to the intelligence that normal intelligence tests measure.
- Linguistic-verbal intelligence: It is the fluency that a person has in the use of the word. Dexterity in the use of language, emphasizing the meaning of words, their syntactic order, their sounds.
- Visual-spatial intelligence: It is the ability to create a mental model of shapes, colors and textures. It is linked to the imagination. A person with high visual intelligence is able to transform what he creates in his mind into images, as expressed in graphic art. This intelligence enables us to create designs, charts, diagrams and build things.
- Body-kinesthetic or body-kinesthetic intelligence: It is the ability to control the movements of the whole body to perform physical activities. It is used for activities such as sports, which require coordination and a controlled rhythm, ballet, etc.
- Musical intelligence: It is the ability that allows us to create sounds, rhythms and melodies. It helps us to create new sounds to express emotions and feelings through music.
- Interpersonal intelligence: It consists of relating and understanding other people. It includes the skills to show facial expressions, control the voice and express gestures on certain occasions. It also encompasses the ability to perceive emotions in other people.
- Intrapersonal intelligence: It is our ability to relate to ourselves, understand what we do and value our own actions.
- Naturalist intelligence: It consists in the understanding of the natural environment and the scientific observation of nature such as biology, geology or astronomy.
In addition we add a ninth intelligence the SPIRITUAL. For Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall, Spiritual Intelligence is the primary intelligence that allows us to face and solve problems of meanings and values, see our life in a broader and more meaningful context and at the same time determine which action or path is more valuable for our life. . They consider that spiritual intelligence is in our entire Being, as a whole working harmoniously with rational intelligence and emotional intelligence.