Five Minds for the Future

Five Minds for the Future We live in a time of relentless change The only thing that s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today How can we know which skills will be req

  • Title: Five Minds for the Future
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • ISBN: 9781591399124
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We live in a time of relentless change The only thing that s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today How can we know which skills will be required to succeed In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master five minds that the fast paced future will demand We live in a time of relentless change The only thing that s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today How can we know which skills will be required to succeed In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master five minds that the fast paced future will demand The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking science, math, history, etc behind it The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings and understand and work with all persons The ethical mind, to fulfill one s responsibilities as both a worker and a citizenWithout these minds, we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally.Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world.Howard Gardner cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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    1. Gardner, famous for his theory of Multiple Intelligences (the shocking (not really!) idea that genius is more than math and verbal, and that standardized tests such as the IQ and SAT ignore this reality), suggests a paradigm for 21st century education based on 5 cognitive abilities. Just as with his MI theory, Gardner's Five Minds doesn't strike the reader as anything new or revolutionary as you are reading it: his is the sort of genius that sneaks up on you. Yet he has neatly organized and deli [...]

    2. This book was ok. I think the major lesson is that heavy academics should have journalists co-write or ghost write for them (ala Steven Levitt with Freakonomics). Gardner's thesis is sound, and I think he makes a good point for the types of minds we'll need in the future. But I think rather than a 167 page book, we would have all been better served by a nice 5-10 page article. My advice: read the cliff notes or find an article he's written about this. The ideas are worth knowing, but the book is [...]

    3. Howard Gardner, a Harvard Jewish professor of psychology, is famous of his "Multiple Intelligences" theory, in his book "Intelligence Reframed" published in 1999, he outlines 8 types of intelligence:1] Linguistic: Ability to talk, write & do public communication2] Logic-Mathematic: Ability to think systematically-logically &chronologically3] Visual-Spatial: Ability to think & work through the medium of images4] Musical: You know what it means5] Kinesthetic: ability to use body to ach [...]

    4. This book is being categorized as Leadership and I have seen it shelved with the business books. In this book, in particular its description of the Respectful and Ethical minds, Gardner straddles a middle ground between developmental psychology (he cites Erik Erikson as a mentor and hero) and what used to be called civics. It addresses the skills that are necessary for success - discipline, some form of creativity, deep literacy in the tools of our profession - but just as importantly Gardner lo [...]

    5. In this book, Howard Gardner, the creator of Multiple Intelligences idea, comes up with new types of intelligences that are essential to succeed in our modern world. These intelligences or minds seem more like macro intelligences compared to some other types of intelligence models he proposed earlier (musical, kinesthetic etc.). In other words, these intelligences seem like ways of thinking or approaches that all people can adopt and cultivate with some effort: disciplinary mind, synthesizing mi [...]

    6. أنواع العقول التي ذكرها هي:- العقل المتخصص - Disciplined- العقل التركيبي - Synthetic- العقل المبدع - Creative- العقل المحترم - Respectful- العقل الأخلاقي - Ethical (حتى الأخلاقي كان تركيزه في مجال الأعمال)لم يرق لي الكتاب كثيرا ولا عمق في الطرح من وجهة نظري، وكذلك الترجمة أضعفت النص كثيرا.شعبان - 1438

    7. If your going to research Gardner, PLEASE START HERE! I don't think Gardner ever intended his multiple intelligence theory to get so out of hand! Perhaps he tried to reach an audience of business CEO's, psychiatrists and counselors, yet it was teachers who accepted him and that's where it got out of hand. Teachers can be terrible students; rather than thinking about the content of a classroom in which they find themselves (in this case Gardner's previous books), they tend to focus on how they wo [...]

    8. يعد هذا الكتاب من الكتب التي تبني للمستقبل،،و تكمن أهمية الكتاب أولاً من المؤلف: حيث إن هوارد غاردنر هو مبتكر مفهوم الذكاء المتعدد ، والذي أحدث ثورة في مفهومنا تجاه الذكاء,,و المؤلف يعتبر هذا الكتاب هو تتمة لمفهومه عن الذكاء المتعدد، حيث يشير لماهية العقول التي يحتاجها المست [...]

    9. Pros: Good detail and evidence of research on the supposedly well defined different intelligences that have been observed through the ages. (Mostly) well written, decently presented, and (as always) I appreciated the audiobook format.Cons: A little dense at times though this was expected given the nature and presentation of this book. Very light on “take-away” information as I found myself simply agreeing with the author’s conclusions as opposed to making notes on how to improve my life (m [...]

    10. “disciplined,”“synthesizing,”“creative,”“respectful” and “ethical.Take-AwaysPeople use many different ways of thinking to solve everyday problems.As societies change, certain thinking capacities become more important.Currently, the forces of globalization, rapid scientific progress and technologicalinnovation are increasing the demand for five specific forms of thought.These five forms are “disciplined,”“synthesizing,”“creative,”“respectful” and “ethical.”Pe [...]

    11. The amazing think about this book is that all the necessary qualities about the quintet minds are featured precisely and models are portrayed for all professional fields. It represents all the crucial ways to implement them as well.The book is about five different minds for the future that are needed for the individuals in the this fast-changing modern world in order to maximize gains and cultivate a very successfull society. Be it disciplined, synthesizing, creating, respectful, or ethical mind [...]

    12. Maybe it was because I read this in one-hour chunks, but I never felt Gardner's passion for his five mindsI can see this as an extension of his multiple intelligences, and this concept really fits my thinking better than MI didjust kind of luke warmHis five minds, disciplined, synthesizing, creating, respectful and ethical, are vital for all of us. This is the goal of a quality education -- to create people who are disciplined, creative, respectful and ethical. His stories didn't resonate with m [...]

    13. I like the way Gardner presents the 5 described minds. This book kind of gives you the incentive to go beyond simply "attending" your life: curiosity, ethics, creativity, knowledge, it doesn't just come in a second, it can be a life long experience that requires effort, but the effort is worth the pain. You need to be an active member of your world, need to be aware of the people around you and far away from you. Give away selfishness and be a 21st century human being!

    14. Howard Garner articulates a call to action that we prioritize five types of thinking he sees as critical for success in the modern world. They are: discipline, synthesis, creativity, respect, and ethics. Gardner's case is compelling.

    15. Interesting look at different aspects of the mind that should be developed in order to become a fully functional and successful member of today's society.

    16. I decided to read something out of my comfort zone (science), so I went to the beginning of the Dewey Decimal section of my local library and found this book. I got lucky. This is by the man who came up with the theory of multiple intelligences. Unlike that idea which describes innate abilities, this book recommends the best types of use of the mind for the future. The five minds are:1) Disciplined - expertise in a field2) Synthesizing - relating known material from many fields3) Creating - gene [...]

    17. Could have easily been edited down to an article and saved a lot of repetition. Way too long to get the point across.

    18. I've never rated a book 39 pages in - but Gardner's discussion on what real intellect means in today's world is so refreshing. Maybe a bit depressing. But at least someone else agrees with me

    19. In order to be successful in your job or life, a set of skills would be very helpful. In this book, author talks about five different attributes, which are quite exclusive in nature. In another sense, there is no one thing, known as intelligence but it is a set of skills. We should try to master these skills to be able to achieve our goals.I agree with the author on his five minds to be successful in real world. But, there could be more.

    20. Howard Gardner lays out "five minds" he thinks are necessary for future societies and workplaces in Five Minds for the Future. He even in a later chapter gives the order in which he believes these five different ways of thinking should be developed. I will try to tell you what they are from memory.1. The Respectful Mind. Gardner thinks that people should develop a respectful mind early on in their life. Developing a respectful mind just minds developing respect for other people and their differe [...]

    21. A decent, but not groundbreaking, book on how to prepare students for the future. Gardner is well known for being the pioneer of the Multiple Intelligences theory that we are all familiar with from our own time in school. That was a scientific theory meant to categorize certain types of learners, whereas this book is more a set of policy prescriptions for governments and societies to follow into the future.Gardner argues that there are five different 'ways of thinking' or minds that should be ha [...]

    22. Мышление станет ключевым фактором успешного существования в будущем. Именно поэтому, известный профессор психологии Говард Гарднер задался этим вопросом. В своем исследовании он пришел к выводу, что существует 5 типов мышления, которыми должен овладеть человек, чтобы пре [...]

    23. Gardner notes that the five "minds" he examines in this book are different from the eight or nine human intelligences that he examines in his earlier works. "Rather than being distinct computational capabilities, they are better thought of as broad uses of the mind that we can cultivate at school, in professions, or at the workplace." He refers to them as "minds" but they are really mindsets. Mastery of each enables a person to know how to work steadily over time to improve skill and understandi [...]

    24. Rating: 2 / 5 Stars –> “It was okay”Pros: Good detail and evidence of research on the supposedly well defined different intelligences that have been observed through the ages. (Mostly) well written, decently presented, and (as always) I appreciated the audiobook format.Cons: A little dense at times though this was expected given the nature and presentation of this book. Very light on “take-away” information as I found myself simply agreeing with the author’s conclusions as opposed [...]

    25. I think Gardner's five minds is a useful way to frame desired 21st century intelligences, but I didn't find this book particularly persuasive. The books reads more like a kind of academic thought experiment in which Gardner is thinking it through. He saves any kind of practical advice for application for a short final chapter, whereas I think that sort of advice should have constituted the majority of the book.I wasn't fully convinced that these sorts of issues haven't already been discussed in [...]

    26. I don't know that there's anything new here, but Gardner's rhetorical device, these "Five Minds", works well as a rubric for the diverse modes of thought that will lead to success in the future. Daniel Pink does a more thorough job of discussing the importance of the creative and synthesizing minds, and their may be others who do a better job of discussing the ethical mind. However, Gardner's discussion of the Disciplined mind deserves a wide reading, for discipline is something while may be esp [...]

    27. A properly organized and structured book on what we already know about but find it difficult to get an overview. Balancing all five minds that are mentioned in the book gets utmost importance in current time as well as future. Ever changing times, ever adapting ability.Only drawback of the book is that the chunks of information laid out in the chapters derail you from the main ideal or core concept of cultivation or nourishing that mind. Instead of reflecting the past, perhaps a handful of metho [...]

    28. Gardner explains the different ways in which we must be able to process information through the disciplined, synthesizing, creative, respectful and ethical minds. His argument is that with the ever changing world that we live in with globalization, the changing face of education, and especially in science and technology, it is vitally important to be able to master these “minds” or risk being essentially unable to cope in today’s information flooded and diverse society. I read this for a c [...]

    29. John Gardner's inspiring take on what 21st century education should be in order to produce the knowledge workers of the future. First section makes the case for depth of knowledge, or the need to attain mastery of a discipline (which overlaps with the cognitive science concept of reaching an "expert" level). Gardner says this takes 10 years. I've heard in Japan it takes at least 10 years to become a sushi chef. Gardner's four other types of minds for the future are the synthesizing mind, creatin [...]

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