The theory of the Multiple Intelligences was first proposed in 1983 by Howard Gardner, psychologist and professor at the University of Harvard. It defines intelligence as the capacity to solve problems as a skill that can be developed.
For Gardner, all human beings are born with at least 8 different types of intelligence: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinaesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Likewise, there are no two identical intelligence profiles – every human is different. Putting this theory into practice, a methodology was designed which develops the maximum capacities of the children, whatever their intelligence profile, and which takes advantage of their natural abilities in order to strengthen their weaknesses.
“Each human being has a unique combination of intelligences. This is the fundamental educational challenge”