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5 Minds for the Future

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5 Minds for the Future

  1. 1. Presentation By Allison Axness 5 Minds for the Future by Howard Gardner Presentation By Allison Axness
  2. 2. Howard Gardner <ul><li>Best known for the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. </li></ul><ul><li>First American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in Education in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Received a Fellowship from the Hohn S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2002 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Named an Honorary Professor at East China Normal University in Shanghai in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential intellectuals in the world in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Written over 20 books </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5 Minds: The Disciplined Mind The Synthesizing Mind The Creative Mind The Respectful Mind The Ethical Mind
  5. 5. A Disciplined Mind
  6. 6. Schooled in basic subjects like art, history... and master of one
  7. 7. Challenging to Learn
  8. 8. All disciplines have their own ways of investigating ideas .
  9. 9. <ul><li>Gardner says, “It takes many year to achieve a disciplined mind in any area.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Discipline also means the need to practice to improve performance.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Examples In Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mastery of history, math, science or other key subjects. </li></ul></ul>Discipline Mind
  12. 12. The Synthesizing Mind
  13. 13. Able to make sense of disparate information
  14. 14. The ability to synthesize ideas is a vital future skill - a skill basic to innovative leadership. The ability to synthesize ideas is a vital future skill - a skill basic to innovative leadership.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Such a mind requires interdisciplinary understanding beyond individual disciplines. </li></ul>
  16. 16. A synthesizing mind, one that searches for connections, is required to take advantage of teams made up of different specialists.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Examples In Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing for assignments or tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing materials in ways that are helpful to self and others. </li></ul></ul>The Synthesizing Mind
  18. 18. The Creative Mind
  19. 19. <ul><li>A mind capable of breaking new ground, developing new ideas and asking new questions. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Encouraging a creative bent of mind is a most important future trait of teachers.
  21. 21. Encouraging a creative bent of mind is a most important future trait of teachers.
  22. 22. Gardner states: “Recognizing, nurturing and amplifying students diverse talents will underpin successful future schools.”
  23. 23. The Creative Mind <ul><li>Examples In Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Going beyond class requirements to pose new questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming up with unexpected but appropriate school products and projects. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. The Respectful Mind
  25. 25. A mind that recognizes differences between individuals, groups and cultures; one that learns to appreciate a sense of‘others’ (Gardner, 2006).
  26. 26. <ul><li>This mind requires an imaginative leap to enable us to understand others on their own terms. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Differences need to be respected and the earlier this is achieved the better. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Differences need to be respected and the earlier this is achieved the better.
  29. 29. <ul><li>Examples In Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking to understand and work effectively with peers, teachers, and staff whatever their background is. </li></ul></ul>Respectful Mind
  30. 30. The Ethical Mind
  31. 31. Considers how students can serve purposes beyond self interest.
  32. 32. This mind takes into account the 'common good' of the wider community particularly under challenging situations or dilemmas (Gardner, 2006).
  33. 33. The development of shared beliefs are important to achieve this mind and projects that involve providing a service to others.
  34. 34. The Ethical Mind <ul><li>Examples In Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflecting on one’s role as a student and attempting to fulfill that role appropriately and responsibly. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Videos from Howard Gardner <ul><li>5 Minds for the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Since these 2 videos are streaming from the web, there is no way to link the actual video, so you will have to go to the website. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>- Click on the Link 5 Minds for the Future </li></ul><ul><li>- That will bring up a website. </li></ul><ul><li>- Scroll down until you reach Video 1, then click on <View Video>. </li></ul><ul><li>- Do the same for Video 2. </li></ul>
  36. 36. References <ul><li>Gardner, H. (2006). Five minds for the future. Howard Gardner. </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Gardner (2008). Retrived Febuary 25th, 2009 from http://www.howardgardner.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Usable Knowledge (2007). Retrieved Feburary 23rd, 2009 from http://www.uknow.gse.harvard.edu/teaching/TC106-607.html </li></ul>

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