• Sanda BORDEI ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of IaÈ™i


multiple intelligences, Gardner, MIDAS, factor analysis


Measuring the multiple intelligences proves to be a very sensitive subject since Howard Gardner has always stated very clearly his position against the psychometric approach of the intelligence. This article aims to present some tools in the frame of the psychometric approach that could still be used in the every day practice of teaching and learning in order to identify and foster one`s different types of intelligence. These are: Thomas Armstrong`s Multiple Intelligences  Inventory, Multiple Intelligences Development Assessment Scale (MIDAS) for Children by Branton Shearer and McClellan &Conti`s Multiple Intelligences Inventory. They had been adapted for Romanian population for research purpose and the factor analysis was used. A discussion about the main findings and their limits will be presented.multiple intelligences, Gardner, MIDAS, factor analysis


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