I found the multiple intelligence test to be very beneficial and rather interesting. By taking this test I was able to ascertain what areas I learn best in, these areas a divided into the following: Kinaesthetic - Body Smart Linguistic - Word Smart
Logical - Number Smart Interpersonal - People Smart
Intrapersonal - Myself Smart Musical - Music Smart
Visual/Spatial - Picture Smart Naturalistic - Nature Smart (Birmingham City Council, 2009).
I scored extremely high in the naturalistic, closely followed by intrapersonal, interpersonal and kinesthetic. Linguistic was about 75% with music lower than expected considering I can play by ear (piano,recorder), after further discussion with my lecturer and peers I was able to understand that being music smart means that you best learn through music orientated tasks or when for example people like to have music in the background when studying it would probably indicate that they need this to better retain and process this information . Maths was no surprise though. I did not however endeavour to partake in the emotional intelligence; I didn't like some of the questions, I think I know in myself though that I find it hard to divulge too much information about myself depending on the company of course, I really have to get to know people generally to build up the trust factor.
This will be a great site for assessing student profiles, which comes under phase 1 of the schematic organiser created by Lynch (1998, cited in CQUniversity, 2009), when determining what lesson plans or units of work to create. This is an essential phase which helps determine how my learners learn best and what prior knowledge they have.
Birmingham City Council. (2009). Multiple intelligences. Birmingham Grid for Learning, Retrieved August 23, 2009, from
CQUniversity. (2009). Learning design, learning management, the learning design process. Retrieved August 2, 2009, from http://epl.cqu.edu.au/FCWViewer/view.do?page=5156