3/23 (Tue.) Multiple Intelligences / Salmon Chaos (Host: Andy)

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3/23 (Tue.) Multiple Intelligences / Salmon Chaos (Host: Andy)

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Hello! I'm Andy. It's my pleasure to be the host on 3/23.

In session I, we will discuss the theory of multiple intelligences proposed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner. Although the theory has been criticized by mainstream psychology for its lack of empirical evidence, and its dependence on subjective judgement, the theory is still useful to teachers and caretakers who value a more holistic view of child development.

In Session II, we will discuss Salmon Chaos that is frequently reported these days.

Session I: Multiple Intelligence

The Different Types of Intelligence: What Kind of Smarts are You?
https://www.sacap.edu.za/blog/applied-p ... elligence/

9 Types of Intelligence

Naturalist (nature smart)
Musical (sound smart)
Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
Existential (life smart)
Interpersonal (people smart)
Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
Linguistic (word smart)
Intra-personal (self smart)
Spatial (picture smart)

1. When you hear that someone is highly intelligent, what do you think of the person?
2. According to the theory of multiple intelligences of Howard Gardner, which one do you think that is the most important intelligence and what kind of smarts are you?
3. How much better or worse and how so is Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences compared to traditional intelligence quotient (IQ) theory?
4. How we define intelligence makes a philosophical statement about what we value in education. Can the theory of multiple intelligences be applied to school education and Why? How educators should implement the theory of multiple intelligences?

Session II: Salmon Chaos

'Salmon chaos' in Taiwan as people change their names to get free sushi
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/salm ... i-n1261506

1. Why people change their name? Have you ever wanted to change your name and why?
2. In this event, most people who change their names are between 18 and 23 years old. How do you feel and why?
3. Do you think this promotion is positive or negative for Taiwan Sushiro and why?
4. Many International media, such as CNN and BBC, reported this event. Do you think it is positive or negative for Taiwan and why?


6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:10 ~ 8:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:15 ~ 8:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
9:00 ~ 9:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
9:20 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘

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Re: 3/23 (Tue.) Multiple Intelligences / Salmon Chaos (Host: Andy)

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Iris Wu
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Re: 3/23 (Tue.) Multiple Intelligences / Salmon Chaos (Host: Andy)

文章 Iris Wu »

We might not know the 9 intelligences before this introduction, but we probably all have been categorized into one of the two classes, book smarts or street smarts. Many of us are probably the “victims” of our society, which overly emphasizes the academic values and overlooks the practical skills.

Definitely, the 9 multiple intelligences better define the human intelligences, but I think it’s still not all-inclusive. For example, I am not sure which intelligence the acting (performance art) talent belong to. The ideas behind the research and theory are to provide a wider view of human intelligences and facilitate variety of learning styles to maximize human potential.

There is still a challenge to overcome: the variety of human talents are not valued equally by all the societies, which will probably never be. Those who own the undervalued talents will always need to struggle. As a member of the society, learning to appreciate multiple intelligences in all human beings may help opening up new horizons for those who are struggling to get recognized.