The Development and Application of the Multiple Intelligence in Higher Education in China

Chen-Yan DAI


Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence (MI) was conceived in the 1980s. Nowadays Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence take the great role and greatly promote the curriculum reformation and quality education of primary and secondary schools. But we haven’t so much exploration of enhance the reformation of higher education by this theory. In this paper, I will briefly outline the theory of Multiple Intelligence and classification, as well as the analysis and research the main education views. I also explore the development and application of the Multiple Intelligence in Chinese or Shanghai institutes of higher education, the influence and the guidance to the students and teachers in teaching affairs. Sincerely hope to offer the useful effective reference for the reformation practice in our higher education.


Multiple Intelligences, Higher Education


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