Naturalist Intelligence: How to Recognize and Support of Pupils and Students Gifted in Natural Sciences in the Czech Republic


  • Kateřina Jančaříková Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University in Prague



Multiple Intelligence Theory, naturalist intelligence, talented child, Czech Children’s Congress, project Landscape of Our Home, environmental education, didactics of natural sciences


The article introduces Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the so-called intelligence spectrum. It focuses on the so-called eighth – Naturalist Intelligence. It presents a research overview of how Naturalist Intelligence manifests itself. This overview is a useful tool and basis for development of diagnostics of this talent. The article discusses the situation of a child with naturalist intelligence in their class, school and family. It draws attention to the issue of assessment and advocates the idea that assessment should be fair with respect to all intelligences (such as portfolio assessment). It points out the fact that development of naturalist intelligence is nowadays impossible without extracurricular and free time activities. It also introduces two such activities – Czech Children’s Congress and the project Landscape of Our Home. The article presents 9 casuistries (selected from literature and from the author’s own research records).


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Author Biography

Kateřina Jančaříková, Pedagogical Faculty, Charles University in Prague

PhDr. Kateřina Jančaříková, Ph.D.

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education, head of the Environmental Education and Learning Centre


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28. 12. 2019

How to Cite

Jančaříková, K. (2019). Naturalist Intelligence: How to Recognize and Support of Pupils and Students Gifted in Natural Sciences in the Czech Republic. Envigogika, 14(2).




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