In 1983 development psychologist Howard Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences. He claimed that our intelligence or ability to understand the world around us is complex and can't be measured with an IQ test. Some people are better at understanding some things than others. For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing basketball is difficult. Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences: kinesthetic, logical and mathematical, intrapersonal, visual and spatial, linguistic, interpersonal, musical and naturalistic. Formal education tends to value mathematical and linguistic abilities. With 8-days youth exchange ''Eight Intelligences'' we wish to invite young people to explore their learning styles, their strengths, talents and their potential, raise their awareness of who they are and what they are capable of. Each day of the exchange is designed around one of these intelligences. Mix of outdoor activities, drama and dance exercises, problem solving initiatives, artistic searches, guided visualizations, meditation, team work and group tasks, creative writing exercises and simulations will help participants to understand and enhance each intelligence. Main aim of the project is to develop participants' life-long learning competencies, self-awareness and promote active and creative participation of young people in processes and events around them. Taking part in this exchange will contribute to young people's personal development and might expand their professional opportunities, help them to set up learning and carrier goals. Youth exchange will be hosted in Macedonia and gather 56 job seekers in age from 18 to 30, residents of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal and Serbia.
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