MI-OASIS is intended to serve as the official, authoritative website of Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences for teachers, administrators, researchers, educators, students, policy makers, parents and many more. MI theory is a critique of the standard psychological view of intellect. Instead of one, single intelligence, adequately measured by IQ, MI Theory states there are eight, distinct and unique intelligences:
1) Linguistic intelligence
There are numerous websites that make false claims about MI theory and about Howard Gardner’s involvement with their schools, programs, and products. Howard Gardner wants to break through all this ‘noise’ by establishing THE website of MI theory, with his clear ‘stamp of approval.’ The proposed name and visual theme for the website, OASIS, stems from the desire to establish an ‘oasis’ of correct, validated information in a sea of confusing, unsubstantiated claims and misinformation.