If Gardner’s and Sternberg’s theories of multiple intelligences are correct, what are the implications for intelligence testing and for educators?
Do you believe that we are born with an innate “language acquisition device,” or is language development a function of our environment?
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Perhaps the biggest implication, if Gardner and Sternberg were correct, is that intelligence testing must account for various areas of intelligence. Their theories of multiple intelligence argue that individuals who are not as quickly able to learn a task are not less intelligent, but likely find other methods of learning and application of skills more intuitive. Thus, the rate or learning may be different. So for example, an intelligence test can’t just time students for how long it takes them to do 10 …