Theory of Mutile Intelligence: How it applies to learning new words
This theory was proposed by Howard Gardner as a model of intelligence that differentiates intelligence into various specific modalities, rather that seeing it as dominated by a single general ability. In other words, each of us is smart in our own way. A mathematician is not smarter than an artist who in turn is not smarter than a biologist.
The multiple intelligences are the following:
Those with the ability to visualize, easily, with the minds eye
Those with high verbal memory and the ability to recall quickly.
Those with the ability to control one's bodily motion to a high degree (think neuro-surgeons). Such individuals have a great sense of timing, a clear sense of the goal and good acquired reflexes.
These individuals are sensitive to sounds, rhythms and music and are able to play musical instruments, sing and compose music.
Such as extroverts. This intelligence has to do with interaction with others.
Such as introverts. This intelligence is characterized by intuition and a deep understanding of self
This area has to do with nurturing an relating information to one's natural surroundings
Religious and spiritual intelligence could be another type of intelligence.
So how does this fit into improving vocabulary. Not everybody learns in one particular way some of us able to visualize better, some relate better, some memorize better, some understand better and some utilize/recall better.
There are several programs out there that require to you to adapt to their style of teaching. For example, the mnemonic way of teaching. Words are assigned a particular sentence and the user is required to relate to that particular sentence to memorize the definition. Other programs show you picture of a bear and say bear. Such a strategy is a serious insult to the collective intelligence of its users.
We at DictionUP believe that each user is unique and that individuals motivated to improve their vocabulary need not be spoon fed but to be guided. This is thinking behind the our product. DictionUP will help you establish you a personal relationship with the words. This will not only help you memorize the words permanently but also enable you to use in in the right circumstances.