by Marc Morgenstern, Richmond Hill High School
The Multiple Intelligences WebQuest has been designed to introduce students to the concepts and ideas inherent in the theory of multiple intelligences, based on the work and research of Howard Gardner of Harvard University.
This WebQuest has been designed to make you familiar with the many, often conflicting, ideas and theories about what intelligence is, how intelligence is measured, how people learn, and, in a practical manner, what is the right approach for you, as an individual learner, to follow, in order to maximize your success as a student and lifelong learner.
This WebQuest is based on the research and theories of Dr. Howard Gardner, a psychologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For many years, Dr. Gardner has been conducting research in the area of the nature of human intelligence, how intelligence is demonstrated, and how intelligence can be assessed and evaluated.
Dr. Gardner has developed a theory of intelligence that is quite different from traditional theories of intelligence. He has named this the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.