Frames of Mind - The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Gardner (Howard)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. In Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner demonstrates that there exist many human ‘intelligences', common to all cultures – each with its own patterns of development and brain activity, and each different in kind from the others. These potentials include linguistic, musical, and logical/mathematical capacities, as well as spatial and bodily intelligences, and the ability to arrive at an emotional and mental sense of self and other people. Rather than reducing an individual's potential to a single score on an IQ test, it is the fostering and education of all these intelligences that should be our concern. Howard Gardner's controversial argument has major implications for our view of intelligence and our view of education.
  2. It does offer a cogent, multi-dimensional answer to the IQ testing fanatics ... a real alternative to the blind empiricism of the IQ testers . . . how refreshing to see it justified in scholarly terms
    → The Observer
  3. For those of us who suspect that intelligence is too complex a phenomenon to be measured by the single number derived from an “intelligence test’’, Gardner’s book is a refreshing experience and an open door into a whole new way of looking at human beings
    → Isaac Asimov
  4. A most important contribution to cognitive psychology . . . Gardner makes his theory stick more firmly than many another before him, and I cannot help wondering what the effects of this book will be on the education of this country. What, for instance, might happen to IQ testing? Or to streaming?
    → Daily Telegraph

Contents
    Preface – ix
    Note on the Project on Human Potential – xii
  1. Part One: Background
    1. The Idea of Multiple Intelligences – 3
    2. Intelligence: Earlier Views – 12
    3. Biological Foundations of Intelligence – 31
    4. What Is an Intelligence? – 59
  2. Part Two: The Theory
    1. Linguistic Intelligence – 73
    2. Musical Intelligence – 99
    3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence – 128
    4. Spatial Intelligence – 170
    5. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence – 206
    6. The Personal Intelligences – 238
    7. A Critique of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences – 279
    8. The Socialization of Human Intelligences through Symbols – 301
  3. Part Three: Implications and Applications
    1. The Education of Intelligences – 331
    2. The Application of Intelligences – 367
    Notes – 394
    Indicies – 445

BOOK COMMENT:

Paladin, Granada, 1985; Paperback



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