Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Frames of Mind The Theory of Multiple Intelligences A revolutionary challenge to the widely held notion that intelligence is a single general capacity possessed by every individual to a greater or lesser extent Gardner s trailblazing book revolutionize

  • Title: Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • ISBN: 9780465025107
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • A revolutionary challenge to the widely held notion that intelligence is a single general capacity possessed by every individual to a greater or lesser extent Gardner s trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several most of which are neglected by standard testing and educA revolutionary challenge to the widely held notion that intelligence is a single general capacity possessed by every individual to a greater or lesser extent Gardner s trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several most of which are neglected by standard testing and educational methods.More than 200,00 copies of earlier editions have been sold this reissue includes a new introduction by the author to mark the twenty first birthday of this remarkable book.Download PDFuploading files ae6de5f6 0lesonic file 1882814positfiles files vx6nj38a9

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    1. I wrote a paper on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences when I was working toward my master's in education.I didn't come down entirely on the anti-Gardner side of the fence but I was pretty critical about the lack of scientific evidence for separate "intelligences" and other imprecisions in his work (a chronic failing of education-related studies).If nothing else, Gardner forces the attentive reader (pro or con) to re-evaluate how we teach people and if he's caused us to do it better, then [...]

    2. While the concept of this theory was interesting, the writing was unnecessarily verbose. I found it difficult to pick out the main ideas of the theory beyond the first three and many of the notes in the final chapters seemed like afterthoughts to add to the page count. Gardner writes like a theorist, which is to say that he makes things complex for no reason other than the fact that he can. Since I am more of a creative writer, getting through this text was a chore that I'm proud to say I comple [...]

    3. Recommended by my sisterGardner's work is one of the great rebuttals to those who advocate the use of standardized testing scores as an appropriate measure of teaching and learning. It opened my eyes.

    4. One of my professors used this as a text when I was working on a M.A. in education, and it really opened some new doors for me. I'd always felt that conventional intelligence tests like IQ tests and the SAT were marginally relevant at best, and that a lot of people were very smart in ways those tests didn't recognize. In this book, Howard Gardner has done a good job of categorizing and examining a number of different kinds of intelligence including some not often recognized by our education and [...]

    5. Such an interesting read. So helpful for anyone involved in the development of a child. It seems a little more relevant to parent compared to teachers. There seems to be a misconception among educators that this is a book about how "Everyone Learns Differently." It is more about how there are different intelligences which can be nurtured separately and many of them are ignored.

    6. Gardner is a better researcher than he is writer. The content is interesting, but it takes effort to read. It is worth reading since this is the original theory that everyone refers to.

    7. This is one of those books on which many people opine who have not actually read it. Accordingly, we tend to see people scorning the theory of multiple intelligences, arguing that really "these are just skills rather than separate intelligences". As you may imagine, this book, the harbinger of the theory in 1983, goes rather further in delineating what we can call an intelligence by looking at our history of understanding intelligence and trying to come to a picture of what could really constitu [...]

    8. This is a very good book about human minds and capacity. I was like super inside the book. I read about the Theory of Multiple Intelligences for school and got interested and keept reading. After that, I came to the internet, and searched about my own "intelligences" so, there they are: 4.57 Self: You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that per [...]

    9. Early in the book, I was quite intrigued with the idea of Gardner's theories, but as he explained his multiple intelligences, I lost interest. At first go through, I don't agree that music, body-kinesthetic or even language rate as different intelligencesspatial, maybe; math maybe; "personal"? I've come to understand that is a "yes" (thank Goleman for branding that emotional intelligence) Obviously, there are people more skilled than others in the different areas, but scales of intelligence? I s [...]

    10. This books presents a useful way to view intelligence. It acknowledges that some people are smarter in one area than in another. I don't entirely agree with his categories, but the notion is useful, as it prevents a person who is talented in, say, dance, from being considered stupid because that person is maybe not so good at linear logic chains. Those training to be schoolteachers will often be required to read this book. That's a good thing. It would be nicer still, though, if people would loo [...]

    11. I started reading Frames of Mind for my thesis last fall, to use as a straw man against my theoretical framework (Sternberg's WICS Model), but ironically found Gardner's theory more substantial. The scientific reasons he has for supporting the different kinds of intelligences seem much more valid than Sternberg's, and Gardner provides multiple ways in which his theory can be used. He does admit that he has not changed his theory or done significant testing on it, but he is open to others testing [...]

    12. The ideas were interesting but it was really dry, and I am not sure that he made the case that these should could as unique intelligences, though having read it years ago, I may have been more convinced then. The most interesting idea to me, and I think I got it from an article inspired by the book where it was highlighted at a level not in the book, was that if you can teach things with techniques that bring in multiple intelligences, then you can reach more students, including the non-traditio [...]

    13. I enjoyed this - it was light enough to follow along, but theoretical and deep enough to let you know some real research went into it. A true proponent of the theory of multiple intelligences, I find this to be foundational in one's understanding of of the myriad ways people can process information and experience the world. After reading this book, you come away with a deeper and richer appreciation for those of us who demonstrate "odd" or "peculiar" learning styles, and who process on levels di [...]

    14. Necessary reading for all educators. Howard Gardener is a staple in education these days, and this book discusses the various types of intelligence (although I'm not sure if this version is updated with natural intelligence 2002 or so, and the emotional intelligence 2005 or so). Every student talents in different areas, and we can use this talent to help the child grow and learn in a way they'd benefit most from.

    15. I read this while doing my MBA. I saw it as a reference in a newspaper article.A great read and very insightful of peoples attributes. It really allows oneself to view your own personality and attributes under different perspectives.This is book that all talent scouts and HR managers should read.Not for beginner readers, it will take time to digest this monster. However, when you are finished, you will feel absolutely satisfied.

    16. Part 1: intelligence testing has been stuck in one mode for a really long time and we should expand our minds and think about it differently. intelligence likely has some biological reason, but we don’t know what it is. Intelligence should be defined/limited as follows: isolated and distinct, identifiable operations, has an evolutionary and developmental history and an expert, can apply the scientific method to test it, and communicate it through symbols. Intelligence is not always a positive [...]

    17. As the title suggests, Gardner provides a framework for understanding the 7 types of human intelligence that he has observed: linguistic, spatial, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and musical. Educators and policy makers would do well to implement strategies to access all the intelligences of students, rather than the primarily interpersonal and logical-mathematical strategies employed in today’s scholastic environment

    18. I came across some of Gardner's writings on his M.I. Theory two years ago. I've been wanting to read the whole book ever since. I loved the fact that the author challenged the prevailing notion of a single intelligence assessed by a one-hour paper-and-pencil test (the so called IQ tests), coming up with a more comprehensive approach to human cognition and its potential usefulness in education.

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    20. The title of the book is self-explanatory. You don't need to read this 496 page book, you could look up blogs and article on it, written by Howard Gardner.

    21. This is an early product of Gardner’s work, but very comprehensive. People often confuse Gardner’s research with the theory of different learning styles, which seem to be a much more basic idea and one that is all to often misunderstood or applied only in superficial, fairly useless ways. This book works hard to communicate a well-rounded understanding of intelligence within individual and cultural contexts. I’m interested in reading his later works if he goes into more detail about applic [...]

    22. A great book indeed, focuses on how flawed our education system is, how it only focuses on cognitive abilities of a person and not other intelligences.

    23. Howard Gardner is a professor at Harvard. His controversial theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are at least seven distinct types of human intelligence, not just one. The book was interesting, although the first two chapters are really all I needed to read to get the gist of it. The rest is academic iterations of the same material, or results from field research. I think the idea of multiple intelligences is interesting, but Gardner's theory is unproven thus far, and it critique [...]

    24. When I read this in college, it was a real eye opener for me because I realized that the frame of reference in which I viewed the world wasn't just from conditioning of cultural biases, socio-economic, and religious norms, but from temperament as well. When I was working at Wired, our founder Louis Rossetto, referenced this book as way of understanding why people could be so brilliant in one way, and status quo in another as a "package" rather then as distinctly separate skill sets. It explains [...]

    25. The opening chapters provide a great study in how the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI Theory) took hold. Much work has been done in the cognitive sciences since this seminal text, but its influence is still strong, especially in the education world. I find his definition of intelligences useful. And it's surprising how many popular "critics" of the theory don't actually grasp the important points. For a more pointed (brief) introduction to MI theory, you can consult the academic paper on Ga [...]

    26. Livro muito bom, que muda nosso conceito sobre inteligência. Todos os educadores/professores deveriam ler. Tanto para ficarem motivados a abordar os conteúdos de uma forma diferente (ou melhor, várias formas diferentes - de acordo com cada tipo de inteligência), como para olharem pro aluno "com dificuldade" de forma a buscarem a maneira dele aprender e entender o mundo.A very good book, that changes our concept of intelligence. All the educators/teachers should read it. They would certainly [...]

    27. My first exposure to this book was in college while pursuing a major in Child Development but it was when I rediscovered it in graduate school that I found myself truly appreciating the concepts and theories put forth by Gardner. It isn't an easy read, but definitely worthwhile for anyone who wants to know more about multiple intelligences theory -- even those who aren't studying education, development or psychology!!

    28. Highly ambitious in its scope. Gardner's MI theory has only grown from strength to strength in the 30 odd years since he published this book, and it's been illuminating to go back to the source. It would be hard to deny that this is a great work on educational psychology and it deserves no less than 4 stars. And I'm not doing that. Gave this book 3 stars because I was hoping to find more practical information especially on how to apply the MI theory in my classroom.

    29. This was on my parents' bookshelf and I read it while eating breakfast before seminary my sophomore year in high school. I loved it, but I was like 15, so I don't know how I'd rate it today, 10 years later. So I'm giving it 4 stars. I still remember some of the examples given in the book and it laid a foundation of how I would think about learning as a young adult, so it must have been good, right? It's really long, though.

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