Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seven unique opportunities at stupidity

When a student said: "A college degree proves nothing."

I replied: "A college degree proves that you finished something that you once started."

Thus, when someone in HR (human resources - the personnel screening part of companies) detects the absence of a degree, a red flag is raised. Assuming that they read the rest of your resume (which is not a safe assumption) they may read about the experience you apparently bring with you from previous employment. The probationary period gives you an opportunity to display those job skills you claimed to have through experience.

Seven Intelligences: Gardner, using biological and cultural research, formulated a list of seven intelligences. This outlook differs from the traditional view which recognizes only verbal and computational intelligence.

The seven intelligences Gardner defines are:

Logical-Mathematical Intelligence--the ability to detect patterns, reason deductively and think logically.

Linguistic Intelligence--having a mastery of languages. The ability to effectively manipulate language to express oneself rhetorically or poetically.

Spatial Intelligence--the ability to manipulate and create mental images in order to solve problems.

Musical Intelligence--the capability to recognize and compose musical pitches, tones, and rhythms.

Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence--the ability to use one's mental abilities to coordinate one's own bodily movements. This intelligence challenges the popular belief that mental and physical activity are unrelated.

The Personal Intelligences including interpersonal intelligence -- the ability to understand and discern the feelings and intentions of others-- and the ability to understand one's own feelings and motivations.

Although the intelligences are anatomically separated from each other, Gardner claims that the seven intelligences very rarely operate independently." source

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