Monday, July 26, 2010

HOWARD GARDNER : Through The Eyes of a Developer

Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner : Through The Eyes of a Developer
Dr. Howard Gardner was born in Scranton, PA in 1943. His parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. As a child he was an avid reader and loved music, he later became a gifted pianist. As a young man he enrolled at Harvard University and found it an exhilarating place for learning. He started out as a History major but was eventually led to cognitive developmental psychology.
In 1983 he developed the theory of multiple intelligences for which is widely known. He has been involved in school reform since the 1980s. In 1986 he began to teach at Harvard Graduate School of Education and began his role at Project Zero, a research group that focuses in human
cognition with a special focus on the arts.

Dr. Gardner is married to Ellen Winner, a developmental psychologist, and has four sons and one grandchild. His passions are his family and his work. He enjoys to travel and the arts.

Howard Gardner : Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of 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 and in 2000 he received a Fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
 The author of over twenty books translated into twenty-seven languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be assessed by standard psychometric instruments. Building on his studies of intelligence, Gardner has also authored Leading Minds, Changing Minds, and Extraordinary Minds.
 In this decade Gardner has authored or co-authored several books. In 2001, Basic Books published Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. A more recent publication from the project is Making Good: How Young People Cope with Moral Dilemmas at Work. Other recent books by Gardner include The Disciplined Mind, The Development and Education of the Mind, and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons.Gardner Under Fire (2006) contains a set of critiques to which Gardner has responded as well as an autobiography. Gardner’s newest book, Five Minds for the Future, was published in April 2007.

Multiple Intelligences – Which One Your Learning Style?

There are Eight Intelligences that each people has. What are the Eight Intelligences? You can find they short meaning in the following:

Verbal / Linguistic

1.Verbal/Linguistic : People who has verbal/linguistic intelligences are naturally good with writing or speaking and memorization.
2.Logical/Mathematical : People with Logical intelligence are driven by logic and reasoning. 

Visual/ Spatial 
 3.Visual/Spatial : People with Visual intelligence are good at remembering images and aware of surroundings.

Bodily/ Kinesthetic
4.Bodily/Kinesthetic : People with Kinesthetic intelligence love movement, have good motor skills and are aware of their bodies.

5. Musical : People with musical intelligence are musically gifted and have a “good ear” for rhythm and composition. 

6. Intrapersonal : People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward. 

7. Interpersonal : People with Interpersonal intelligence are good with people and thrive in social interactions.  


8. Naturalist : People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature. 

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