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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: HOWARD GARDNER

Gardner (1983) asserted that from birth, human beings possess seven relatively autonomous areas of cognition or intelligence. Although the concept of the existence of more than one area of intelligence or cognition was not new (Thurstone, 1931), Gardner’s work was unique in that he identified a specific number of intelligences and described their relationship to one another. He began with seven types.

Linguistic intelligence involves being sensitive to spoken and written language, having an aptitude for learning other languages, and being able to effectively express oneself rhetorically or poetically. Someone with linguistic intelligence is more likely to use a verbal component in remembering ...

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