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Howard Gardner and the Theory of     Multiple Intelligences                    http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.martin/files...
The Plan• Background information about Howard  Gardner and MI theory• A short clip of Howard Gardner discussing the  theor...
Howard Gardner• Born July 11, 1943 in Scranton,  Pennsylvania• Inspired by Jean Piaget to study  developmental psychology....
Howard’s Definitions of Intelligence                                                                 "Intelligence is the ...
The Theory      http://sdwriters.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/intelligences.gif
Clip of Howard Gardner         discussing his theory• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2QtSbP4F  Rg&feature=player_detailpage
http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.martin/files/multiple_intelligences_diagram
Implications• Not readily accepted in the  psychological community but  very influential in education.• Many teachers have...
Criticism• MI theory is simply common sense and rather  than intelligences they refer to a student’s  abilities and streng...
References:• Eggen, P., & Kauchak, D. (2013) “Educational  psychology: Windows into classrooms.” New  York: Pearsons.• Gar...
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Howard Gardner

  1. 1. Howard Gardner and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.martin/files/multiple_intelligences_diagram By Patrick Gardner
  2. 2. The Plan• Background information about Howard Gardner and MI theory• A short clip of Howard Gardner discussing the theory of multiple intelligences• Individual/group activity• Implications and criticism of the theory• Assessment
  3. 3. Howard Gardner• Born July 11, 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania• Inspired by Jean Piaget to study developmental psychology.• Almost all of his post-secondary life has been spent at Harvard University.• Developed his theory while working with both “gifted” children and those with severe brain injury.• His theory was first articulated when he published his first book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple intelligences in 1983. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/- lmoQFEfVeSo/UCAqFa2WGKI/AAAAAAAAMbw/YUhIxg1Mf2k/s1600
  4. 4. Howard’s Definitions of Intelligence "Intelligence is the ability to find and solve problems and create products of value in ones own culture.“ -Howard Gardner Eight criteria for intelligence: 1) Potential for brain isolation by brain damage. 2) A place in evolutionary history. 3) Presence of core operations. 4) Susceptibility to encoding (symbolic expression) 5) A distinct developmental progression 6) The existence of savants, prodigies and other exceptional people. 7) Support from experimental psychology 8) Supported Psychometric Tasks (Gardner, 1983)http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SnGKYdtstRg/TR1hSzW5dmI/AAAAAAAAAjI/ksSFcy0h9DY/s320/frames-of-mind-the-theory-of-multiple-intelligences-14607077.jpeg
  5. 5. The Theory http://sdwriters.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/intelligences.gif
  6. 6. Clip of Howard Gardner discussing his theory• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2QtSbP4F Rg&feature=player_detailpage
  7. 7. http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.martin/files/multiple_intelligences_diagram
  8. 8. Implications• Not readily accepted in the psychological community but very influential in education.• Many teachers have adopted the idea of multiple intelligences as a way to meet all students’ needs.• Entire Schools, such as the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri are using the theory as a framework for running their school.• Howard’s work with Project Zero and the GoodWork project. http://www.newcityschool.org/Visit_13.aspx
  9. 9. Criticism• MI theory is simply common sense and rather than intelligences they refer to a student’s abilities and strengths.• The theory is not validated by research, particularly in the field of cognitive neuroscience (Kincheloe, 2007).• Working memory is not taken into account (Eggen & Kauchak, 2013).
  10. 10. References:• Eggen, P., & Kauchak, D. (2013) “Educational psychology: Windows into classrooms.” New York: Pearsons.• Gardner, Howard. (1983) "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences." New York: Basic Books.• Gardner, Howard. (1999) "Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century." New York: Basic Books.• Joe L. Kincheloe (ed.). (2007) Multiple Intelligences Reconsidered. New York: Peter Lang

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