Synopses & Reviews
Howard Gardner’s brilliant conception of individual competence is changing the face of education today. In the ten years since the publication of his seminal Frames of Mind, thousands of educators, parents, and researchers have explored the practical implications of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory—the powerful notion that there are separate human capacities, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in understanding oneself. Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice brings together previously published and original work by Gardner and his colleagues at Project Zero to provide a coherent picture of what we have learned about the educational applications of MI theory from projects in schools and formal research over the last decade.
Explains Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences -- the idea that we have many separate capacities for thinking and knowing, ranging from musical intelligence to the intelligence involved in understanding oneself.
Provides an overview of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory and its educational implications. MI theory - the notion that there exists a range of separate human capacities - has been widely explored since its promulgation ten years ago in Gardner's "Frames of Mind".
About the Author
Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. In 2000, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.