Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gardener's 9 Types Of Intelligence

For as long as the human brain has been conscious the debate over intelligence and how to measure it has been both a healthy and unhealthy way to categorize human intelligence. In school we are taught that intelligence is measured in just a few ways. The easiest and most simplistic is through mathematics, which is a very legitimate and easy measure of intelligence. Two plus two equals four every time. which takes subjectivity out of the equation, making it easier to quantify. 

In many instances in conflict among humans it is easier to simplify things, turn them into black and white issues, ignoring the complexities of each situation. Furthermore, schooling teaches that testing is the most effective form of measuring intelligence. So much so that many societies base funding upon how high a school tests.