Howard Gardner is the “John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero” (Gardner bio, Multiple Intelligences and Education, MI Theory, and Project Zero). As director of Project Zero, it provided and environment that Gardner could begin the exploration of human cognition (Multiple Intelligences and Education).
teachers ask me which theories or practitioner do I agree with the most. When I get asked that question I sit at my desk and think about everyone we have gone over or the ones I did more research on to get a better understanding of their theories. We cover everyone from Maria Montessori to Lev Vygotsky and many others. I agree with most of the theorist and practitioners we have gone over with in class but there is one that I must say I agree with most is Howard Gardner. Dr. Howard Gardner a psychologist
their brain. Furthermore, what if a student learned in a way that was perfectly suited to their natural tendencies? In 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner PhD published his theory of Multiple Intelligences. His basic premise was (Cherry, n.d.): … people have many different ways of learning. Unlike traditional theories of intelligence that focus on one, single general intelligence, Gardner believed that people instead have multiple different ways of thinking and learning. Imagine how this new approach would change
Connections Between Neuroscience and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Education The old paradigm of students as empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge has given way to the constructivist belief that students continuously build understandings based on their prior experiences and information. The idea of a fixed intelligence has given way to a more flexible perception of gradual intellectual development dependent on external stimulation (6) Our intelligence, therefore
I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand.” These wise words said by Confucius himself may be one of the most fundamental tenants to education and learning there is. The concept that Confucius lays out in this quote is that students learn best by taking an active role in their learning. There is no point in telling students information they need to know, as it is usually just forgotten. At the same time, just visualizing a situation is not enough for some students; it is vital that hands