Archive | August, 2014

U.S. Innovations that U.S. Education Reformers Ignore

In a Washington Post blog by Finnish scholar Pasi Sahlberg, five educational innovations developed in the United States, but which are in large part ignored by American schools and reformers, are outlined. Sahlberg counts among these innovations Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. He provides strong examples of how work that is done by US […]

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From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse

Jack Schneider’s 2014 book From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education devotes an entire chapter to Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Detailing the reasons why MI became a significant educational force, the text is a useful tool for anyone seeking insight into the process by which ideas are […]

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Beware of bogus claims on educational products

The English edition of the Korean media outlet The Hankyoreh has published an exchange between Howard Gardner and the civic group “World Without Worries About Private Education” in which Gardner cautions consumers not to trust in products that claim to incorporate his theory of Multiple Intelligences and/or develop specific intelligences in users.  Visit The Hankyoreh to read the […]

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MI Theory in Japan

In Japan, colleagues of Howard Gardner are currently working on research and courses related to Multiple Intelligences theory. In the summer of 2014, Dr. Itsuro Ikeuchi has published a text with the English title A Cognitive Approach to Education by Harvard Project Zero: Utilizing Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences to Foster Creativity and Human Potential (Tokyo: Toshindo Publishing […]

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