Q: What are multiple intelligences?
A: In 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences, which states that there is more than one type of intelligence. The list of intelligences is based upon specific criteria and continues to evolve over time. The intelligences found within AchieveWORKS Intelligences are: bodily-kinesthetic, existential, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, naturalist and spatial. Read more about each intelligence.
Q: What are the intelligences found in AchieveWORKS Intelligences?
A: AchieveWORKS Intelligences looks at bodily-kinesthetic, existential, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, naturalist and spatial. Read more about each intelligence.
Q: How long does it take to complete AchieveWORKS Intelligences?
A: It typically takes 20 minutes or less to complete the 54 questions in AchieveWORKS Intelligences.
Q: How were careers matched to the intelligences?
A: The intelligences in AchieveWORKS Intelligences are mapped to a database of over 400 O*NET-based career profiles. The correlations were devised by a team of consultants with expertise in psychometrics, multiple intelligences and vocational research. They used the typical tasks associated with each specific occupation to connect it to the intelligences.
Q: What does the AchieveWORKS Intelligences report contain?
A: The personalized report consists of four main sections, which include:
Q: What criteria are used to define an intelligence?
A: Dr. Howard Gardner defined the criteria for an intelligence as:
Q: Is there any research on schools using multiple intelligences?
A: Project SUMIT (Schools Using Multiple Intelligences Theory) studied 42 schools that had been using MI theory for at least three years. The researchers found that:
According to Howard Gardner, “Even if these figures show a positive spin, they are based on hard data; and it is not possible for an impartial party to dismiss these results.”
Q: What should I know about using multiple intelligences theory and AchieveWORKS Intelligences?
Q: What does AchieveWORKS Intelligences include?
A: AchieveWORKS Intelligences includes accounts with portfolios for all registered users, a complete student emotional intelligence (EI) and multiple intelligences (MI) assessment and report, a career center with over 900 careers, and professional tools for educators, counselors and administrators.