Describe how the forces of nature and nurture have influenced the development of one of Gardner’s multiple intelligences in your own life.If you had to select a number representing the importance...

Describe how the forces of nature and nurture have influenced the development of one of Gardner’s multiple intelligences in your own life.

If you had to select a number representing the importance of nature and/or nurture in shaping this intelligence, what number would you choose for each one, and why?

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This would be a good topic for the Social Sciences Discussion Forum, as you would collect more experiences and evaluations of the formative influences involved. You appear to be asking for personal stories rather than searching for specific information about Gardner's theory.

My spatial intelligence expresses itself in my love of sewing, which was shaped much more strongly by nurture than by nature. Both of my grandmothers sewed clothes for themselves and their children, and one spent her declining years cross-stitching anything projects we as family members could find.

My mother learned to sew from her mother and I learned from her. I have made clothing for myself and others, also love to do counted cross-stitch, and am learning how to quilt. I have designed and made items of apparel and other projects such as handbags, bags for travel, and games.

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