Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice

Multiple Intelligences New Horizons in Theory and Practice Howard Gardner s brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty three years since the publication of his classic work Frames of Mind Since then thousand

  • Title: Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • ISBN: 9780465047680
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Howard Gardner s brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty three years since the publication of his classic work, Frames of Mind Since then thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications and applications of Multiple Intelligences theory the powerfulnotion that there are separatHoward Gardner s brilliant conception of individual competence has changed the face of education in the twenty three years since the publication of his classic work, Frames of Mind Since then thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications and applications of Multiple Intelligences theory the powerfulnotion that there are separate human capacities, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in self understanding The first decade of research on MI theory and practice was reported in the 1993 edition of Multiple Intelligences This new edition covers all developments since then and stands as the most thorough and up to date account of MI available anywhere Completely revised throughout, it features new material on global applications and on MI in the workplace, an assessment of MI practice in the current conservative educational climate, new evidence about brain functioning, and much .

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    1. Working on a daily basis with children who have been diagnosed with deficits—problem learners—I’m attracted to educational theory which holds that individuals are amalgam of unique characteristics. Strengths as well as weaknesses.My conception of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences played into that attraction. School is in large part based on psychometrically determined intelligence quotients and the ability to apply intelligence to written language and mathematics. Stretch [...]

    2. As an author, I have mixed feelings about Gardner. His ideas, theories and sensitivities are top-drawer. But his writing has remained stilted and academic, for my taste, and that is off-putting when he's got so many good things to say. This one is worth rating, however, because it was truly a breakthrough book on a new way to look at intelligence -- as a collection of intelligences (including physical intelligence, for you sports fans), and it has gone on to enter the popular culture and spawn a [...]

    3. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences is a wonderful book, and an argument for the thesis that there is not just one intelligence that people possess but rather multiple intelligences. Gardner defines an intelligence as "an information-processing potential to solve problems or create products that are valued in at least one culture." Gardner stipulates that each intelligence, although mental, must be triggered by some features of the environment, and the system in the mind/brain that is to pro [...]

    4. In his book Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner refutes the claim that intelligence is a singular, one-dimensional quality that can be measured by a simple IQ test. He then presents his theory that all of us in fact have multiple intelligences—eight or nine—each of which gives us a specific area of strength or weakness, and which altogether define each person’s intelligence in and aptitude for various life skills in a unique way. The several intelligences that Gardner claims to have di [...]

    5. On the one hand, the english language version of tends to dwell on the critiques of Multiple Intelligences Theory and rather dismissively describes it as ad hoc, lacking in empirical evidence and dependent on subjective judgement (enpedia/wiki/Theory_o, consulted February 12th 2013), going as far as to state that:The theory of multiple intelligences has been widely used as an example of pseudoscience, because it lacks empirical evidence or falsifiabilityThis is in marked contrast to the far mor [...]

    6. Gardner presents a revolutionary educational concept in a format which is a bit dry (a.k.a. academic). But, persistance in reading the whole volume is rewarding. A major focus of Gardner’s work is to provide teaching methods tailored to meet the needs of each student.The first principle is to assess our students’ learning styles. Like our fingerprints, we all have a different medley of strengths and weaknesses in learning. These areas of intelligence include musical, bodily-kinesthetic, logi [...]

    7. Interesante libro que da cuenta que todos tenemos inteligencia especifica. Aunque en la sociedad solo esta valorado la inteligencia logico matematico. Pero uno puede potenciar muy bien su inteligencia si la descubre y se especializa. Por ejemplo los deportistas usan su inteligencia corporal, los musicos su inteligencia auditiva, los ingenieros su inteligencia logico-matematico, etc. Es un libro necesario: "Todos somos buenos para algo, pero si un pez se pasa la vida intentando subir a un arbol p [...]

    8. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Harvard scholar Gardner shows parents and teachers the multiplicity of the human mind and why our current educational model (one teaching size fits all) prevents children from utilizing their multiple intelligences is order to maximize learning. I'm super excited to read Gardner's other books now, especially The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach

    9. this book spends a great deal on what he intends to do and has done, how others interpreted his work, the unintended audience (educators), and what it all meant to him. yeah, i was looking forward to theories and new ideas about what to do with those theories. sort of lacked in that area. i guess read the original, frame of minds if you want to understand what on earth multiple intelligences in about. good thing i knew a little about it already.

    10. this is another book I re-read quite often everyone should know about these differing learning strengths, but there are a lot more charts and summaries online Gardner's theories are not about brain research, but almost just observable common senseyou never know if the left brain is the right brain to be doing stuff with!!!

    11. For the casual reader, Howard Gardner’s bookMultiple Intelligences: New Horizons, is a too-large mouthful. An updated version of its predecessor, readers read with the expectation of explanations on the multiple intelligences (also referred to as MI theory) as well as maybe a few examples of its real world applications. What the reader will get is more than that, with discussion and analysis as to why MI theory has been so embraced by the academic community, and how that has affected the perce [...]

    12. I love Garner's theory of multiple intelligences. I first heard of the theory in either my last few years of high school or first year or so at university - but only briefly. We touched on the topic in my last year of my education degree. I think it's so important though! I agree that all people are intelligent in different ways. Garner re-defines the notion of intelligence. In the past, society has limited intelligence to science, mathematics, and/or academic fields. Although these are great ar [...]

    13. Another book [this time not on audio] that I felt a little surprised by. I had expected this book to go into much more detail about MI theory, but Gardner only really spends a chapter on it, describing the theory and mentioning [vaguely] some of the criticisms. Apparently I should pick up his original work, Frames of Mind, if I want to read about the theory itself in more detail. The book purports to offer commentary on the development and application of the theory since its inception, but those [...]

    14. Quite an interesting and thought provoking response to the old notion of "g" -- general intelligence. Gardner posits that there are multiple relatively independent mental faculties that process information. These include Musical intelligence (e.g Louis Menuhin), Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (e.g Babe Ruth), Logical-Mathematical intelligence (e.g Barbara McClintock), Linguistic intelligence (e.g T.S. Eliot), Spatial intelligence (as used by navigators prior to instruments), Interpersonal intel [...]

    15. This was a challenging read for me, much of the diction is professional level seemingly geared toward others who know the platform they're speaking to. I know I didn't glean as much as there is to be learned from these writings, but I'm glad to have been exposed to the theory. The book is composed of several papers that are bridged together to teach the idea and importance of multiple intelligences. My favorite was the last paper before the epilogue. They really defined how society esteems intel [...]

    16. I wanted to give this book a little time to set in before my review. The book is full of fantastic information and structures to teach students. The book also serves as a quasi-condemnation of the modern educational system. Gardner painstakingly illustrates the need for an educational system that educates the child, not force the child to conform into the educational system. I did not give the book 5 stars because I did find that there was a lot of rambling and poor editing of the published mate [...]

    17. I believe that Gardner's theory on multiple intelligences is critically important, maybe more so with the standardized tests that are common now in public schools. This book affirms that we-- youth and adults-- indeed can have intelligence beyound the verbal-math intelligence that is touted as successful and smart. From when I taught school years ago through my work as a trainer of adults (and professional writer), I wholeheartedly support this important shift in paradigm Read it and celebrate o [...]

    18. The concept is great, but it is written by an author that admittedly is a researcher that does not give much thought to application. Part II might be good if raising a child or connected to a school, but for the most part the author does a good job at presenting a lot of facts and even some ideas of how to apply the facts, while avoiding committing to any one idea as being a good application of the work that he is claiming to be an expert in.If anything, read Chapter 1, and then consider skimmin [...]

    19. I've long admired Gardner's work. To me, he effectively challenges how we categorize children in our public system and consequently hand the entire world and the notion of a good life to the fraction of them that fall into a group whose natural tendencies provide them with undeserved advantages while relegating the rest into a conformity that denies us all the advantage of their potential and the wealth of capacity they would otherwise offer on a much more wholesale basis.

    20. I actually just skimmed this work to refresh the concept of Multiple Intelligence for personal reasons. This work tended to be more of a defense of Multiple Intelligence rather than adding anything on pragmatic level which was my hope when I borrowed it from the library. However, I did read Frames of Mind eons ago which lays out the concept and it has always stuck with me. If you are curious about this concept, I would read the earlier work and skip this one.

    21. Having read enough about this in other sources (including his), much of this collection of essays involved repeated points (even within just those included). When I saw the "The Case For Multiple Intelligences" in a heading on p.237, I was sure I'd seen it several times previously. I found this hard to read, dry, and academic. Still, the content overall is worthwhile and would probably be somewhat more engaging to someone who is completely new to the concept.

    22. Initially I thought of the part in Young Frankenstein where he puts a pin in the old guy's head to block pain, then he kicks him in the groin and the old guy shows no pain. But when the pin is removed all the pain suddenly hits him. The rest of the book was interesting and will take some thought and drawing it out to understand all of our intelligences.

    23. Fascinating. I love the holistic multi-sensory approach and ideas for how to better incorporate these ideas into practical projects and educational institutions. We sure could use a lot more of these type approaches for whole learning to develop to real understanding/applied knowledge, rather than just facts.

    24. An interesting read on the meaning and measure of "intelligence." The main thesis is that individuals do not have a single intelligence as measured by IQ, but are actually expert in several areas and have varying degrees of "intelligence" in these areas. Based on Gardner's earlier work "Frames of Mind."

    25. Udahaan fuiih to sum it all (alias malas) the world is imperfect place. Sebenarnya isinya nyindir banget tentang sistem pendidikan yang terkesan terkotak-kotak dan sepertinya hanya ditujukan untuk orang-orang yang memiliki kecerdasan bahasa dan logis-matematis semata. Nih semua gara-gara Alfred Binet :D

    26. About 2/5's of the book is about the different areas of intelligence that Howard Gardner proposes instead of the tradition IQ. The rest of the book is about how it has been used - mostly in education. I like it because of the diverse notion of 'intelligence' - it's a shame to 'measure the fish by its ability to climb trees' and such. But it's not much more than that. Three stars.

    27. I always wondered about IQ as a true metric of intelligence and why some people who may not be considered intelligent are so great. Then I read this book. Life has never been the same after that.

    28. I skimmed more than read this. I just couldn't handle his self-congragulatory, academic, style. There were some great nuggets but I couldn't keep wading through all the junk. I wish Malcolm Gladwell would rewrite this book for the Author.

    29. I wanted a book to explain his theory of multiple intelligences, but this was not the book. It was too academic to be useful. I need to hunt down his first book. Something like Frames of Mind.

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