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Development of Multiple Intelligence at Gyankriti

Gyankriti aims at developing

“The eight multiple intelligence” – as defined by Howard Gardener

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Linguistic: 

Deals with written and spoken words. Children with high verbal -linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading,writing,telling stories and memorizing words along with dates. They tend to learn best by reading,taking notes,listening ,and by discussing and debating about what they have learned.

Gyankriti linguistics will be skilled to express themselves. They will be able to tell “Nanhi nanhi batein”, those small secrets around which their lives revolve at this age. Their enthusiasm,curiosity,love,inhibitions all will get an expression . They will be more aware.

Naturalistic:

Deals with nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings. This includes classifying natural forms such as animal and plant species ,and rocks and mountain types:and the applied knowledge of nature in farming,mining etc. Children with a strong naturalistic intelligence also displays organizing ability.

All gyankritians are going to be made sensitive to nature and their surroundings. And why not….It is the nature that keeps us grounded to our roots. It implicates that all the beings are equal. At gyankriti we aim at making them known to the social and environmental grace granted to us.

Intra personal:

Deals with introspective and self reflective capabilities. Children with strong interpersonal intelligence have a deep understanding of the self -their strengths and weakness.

At Gyankriti, converging their vision towards their own self, introspection,making them known to their own negatives will be aimed at. And what else do we need as human beings ,if we learn to do this. This is the first step towards self improvement.

Interpersonal:

Deals with the ability to interact with others. In theory, Children who have strong interpersonal intelligence tends to be extroverts, they are sensitive to others mood feelings temperaments and motivations and display an ability to co-operate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others and maybe either leaders or followers they typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate. 

With the wonderful changes taking place in the Indian society. Children need to be trained to be more humane, to love each other, to keep others before one’s own self. Sochiye , If at Gyankriti we are able to create such enhanced values in our children ,then how beautiful they will make our society.

Bodily -Kinesthetic:

Children who have a bodily – kinesthetic intelligence seem to learn better by involving  muscular movement ( hands on , actual lab experiments ), and generally good at physical activities such as sports or dance. They may enjoy acting or performing and in general they are good at building and making things. They often learn best by doing something physically other then by reading or hearing about it.

In today,s world children should be told about how to keep their body fit at a very early age. The change in today’s lifestyle demands it. We also know “HEALTH IS WEALTH”. So, to gain this wealth this intelligence needs to be triggered and fanned. Let’s do it.

Spatial:

Deals with special judgement and the ability to visualize the minds eye.

Careers which suit those with this type of intelligence include artist, designers and architects. A spatial person is also good with puzzles. The four parts of spatial awareness are distance,form(shape),direction,position(in relationships to others) Spatial awareness is the knowledge of where you are in relationship to other people and objects in your environment. To develop spatial awareness children learn concepts ,such as

Musical:

Deals with sensitivity to sounds rhythms, tones and music. Language skills are typically highly developed in those whose base intelligence is musical in addition, they will sometimes use songs or rhythms to learn. They have sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody or timber.

WORLD has music all round. All natural sounds have a certain rhythm to themselves, We only need musical ears to appreciate it.

At Gyankriti we aim to make all the ears musical., to be able to hear the music of silence, sound of the ripples generated, music in the chirping of the birds,

Logical – Mathematical:

Deals with logic, abstractions, reasoning and numbers. A person with this intelligence may display, apart from traditional mathematical abilities, reasoning capabilities, recognizing abstract patterns, scientific thinking & investigation, to ability to perform complex calculations.

AHHH…. the world is so logical these days ,and what will one do if our children are unable to keep this pace. Great scientists like Einstein are great not only for their inventions ,but also for their unique brain developments. They could appreciate a piano piece as well as a formula. KAASH… we have places where this kind of environment could be generated for the development of both the hemispheres of the brain. At Gyankriti , our logo represents us. LOGIC and CREATIVITY is what we stand for.

Note: The author is Head Mistress at Tulsi Nagar, Indore Branch. She has several years of experience in education at reputed schools in India and abroad.

The views expressed here are personal.