The Creation of Multiple Intelligences Theory: A Study in High-Level Thinking

R. Keith Sawyer, Vera John-Steiner, Seana Moran, Robert J. Sternberg, David Henry Feldman, Jeanne Nakamura and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

in Creativity and Development

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149005
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848225 | DOI:

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

The Creation of                         Multiple Intelligences Theory: A Study in High-Level Thinking

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Knowledge is very different from morality, but people have to learn from past mistakes in order to comprehend who they are and what direction they are leaning toward. Such a statement has been the inspiration of the originator of multiple intelligences (MI), Howard Gardner, who started to conduct interviews, empirical studies, and a collection of related literatures during the 1970s. This creative attempt to enhance the understanding of the randomness of the world, the meaning of every endeavor, and the variant approach in terms of education has served as a guideline to many individuals as they formulate curriculums, assessment scales, and instructional materials. From the initial conception of the technique up until now, there have been several reconstructions due to its limitations, along with several critiques and commentaries.

Keywords: knowledge; multiple intelligences; Howard Gardner; creativity; education

Chapter.  22130 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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