academic writing

Course: TT

Batch: 11

Home Work (Day-04)


Date of Submission: 12th November 2016


Candidate: Dr. Zayed Bin Zakir Shawon


Class: A-level 11-12


Age: 15-18 yrs


Webinar: “Understanding multiple intelligence” conference by Judy Arnal.


Questions and Answers:



Who is Judy Arnall?

- Ms Judy Arnall is a Certified Canadian Family Life Educator (CCFE). She is also a leading expert on normal child development and the author of the best-selling book “Discipline without Distress”.


Was she a professional teacher?



What motivated her to facilitate a webinar on multiple intelligence?

- She is an adult educator and speaker. So she is concerned about her audiences that how people understand the topics. Her children are already university and school students. As a parent she is very much concerned about their methods of learning and their category of intelligences. She found that both adult and children is an individual identity and so do their learning style according to their intelligence level. They do not show interest on the same topic rather individuals have individual choices. These factors motivated her to facilitate a webinar on multiple intelligence. People can easily browse from interned and be conscious about their intelligence capabilities.


What are the training activities Ms Arnall used as an agenda to the webinar? Which activity met which type of multiple intelligence in a webinar?

-the agenda of the webinar are as follows

a. Introduction to multiple intelligence (Picture smart)

b. Math Demo (body/kinesthetic)

c. How to tell? (Self)

d. MI points (Word smart)

e. Discipline Exercise (Music, People)

f. More MI takeways (Word)

g. Concepts, brainstorming (people, natural)

h. Question? (Logic)

i. Closing and evaluation  



What is the book written by Dr. Howard Gardner and which year?

- “Frames of Mind” in 1983


Who wrote the book ‘7 kinds of Smarts”?

-Dr. Thomas Armstrong


Albert Einstein falls under which dominant intelligence?

-Not in linguistic intelligence. He supposed to be in Logical intelligence and Intrapersonal intelligence as dominant. 


Which intelligence are considered as most valued and widely used in most of the schools as academic intelligence although H. Gardner did not approve of that concept?

-Linguistic, logical and Spatial, mostly these three intelligence are considered together as academic intelligence but Dr. Gardner consider the other types as well.


Linguisting intelligence/word smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-journalist, lawyer, poet, librarian, historian, politician etc.


Logical intelligence/number smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-accountant, detective, engineer, computer analyst, mathematician etc.


Spatial intelligence/picture smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-architect, designer, interior decorator, pilot, sculptor etc. 


Body kintesthetic/body smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-actor, dancer, fire-fighter, mechanic, athlete etc.


Musical intelligence/music smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-musician, music composer, singer, music director, sound editor etc.


Interpersonal intelligence/people smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-administrator, leader, nurse, sales person, social worker, teacher etc.


Intrapersonal intelligence/self smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-psychologist, philosopher, poet, researcher, scientist etc.


Naturalist intelligence/nature smart- what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-botanist, zoologist, farmer, geologist, archeologist, astronomer etc.


What are Existentialist intelligence/sixth sense smart? Invented by whom? - what are the preferable professions can be chosen for?

-Sometimes people name the Existentialist intelligence as, ‘Sixth sense’, ‘ninth intelligence’, ‘spiritual intelligence’ or ‘cosmic smart’. It basically deals with the sensitivity and capacity of some deeper philosophical questions regarding the existence and meaning of life, faith, love, emotions etc. the possible careers are, philosopher, leader, spiritual leader, medicine man, healers etc. The inventor of the term “spiritual intelligence” is Danah Zohar in 1997.


Write one disciplinary action based on each dominant intelligence.

-Linguistic- give them different types of books to read and express their ideas in written

-Logical- give them challenging mathematical puzzles to solve apart from academic problems.

-Spacial- show them different pictures, PPT’s and related VDO of the topic.

-Bodily Kinesthetic- engage then in the practical application of the theoretical knowledge.

-Musical- show them different acoustic nature of different instruments and how it is related to mathematical calculation, waves, sounds etc.

-Interpersonal- give them group project, preparing model or engage them in debate sometimes.

-Intrapersonal- engage them with some problems, give them some problems which has a open boundary to discussion.

-Naturalist- let them to collect samples from nature, analyze and explain them to others.   


Based on the last story of the webinar what do you think we should do in terms of teaching in the classroom and why?

All the students are intelligent in those eight categories mentioned in the webinar. A teacher needts to plan regularly according to the intelligence level of his students. The teacher can make a chart or himself and categories his total students according to their intelligence level. Moreover the teacher need to consider the dominant learning styles (auditory, visual and kinesthetic).


The main aim of the teacher is to make his students understand the topics properly so that the basic of the lessons the student can recall anytime and apply them in their future classes or applications.


According to my opinion, a teacher can take the following steps which might be helpful for his students with different intelligence-


Giving Crossword puzzles, lecturing by the students themselves (linguistics)


mathematical riddles of different difficulty levels, logical interpretative case studies (logical)


showing charts, graphs, diagrams, making posters, illustrations, PPTs (sptatial)


demonstrating practical measurements, realistic calculations from the resources available (bodily/kinesthetic)


Sometimes give the students writing task on lyric and musical instruments, occasionally playing soothing music and ask the students to sing or play an musical device (musical)


Arranging debate workshops, preparing models, posters, decorative works (interpersonal)


giving home assignments (intrapersonal)


Ask the student to collect sample from nature, arranging field trip (naturalistic, kinesthetic).


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Author's Notes/Comments: 

12th november 2016

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