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Howard Gardner's talk on Five Minds

I'm here at an astonishingly rich professional development program: Project Zero at Harvard. It's a summer institute, an intensive plunge i…

Started by Connie Weber

1 Mar 2, 2010
Reply by Deborah J. Boyd

examples of the creating mind

"According to Csikszentmihalya, creativity occurs when--and only when--an individual or group product generated in a particular domain is r…

Started by Connie Weber

1 Jun 29, 2007
Reply by Connie Weber

another question about synthesis

Are there some real-life examples of synthesis? (Is baking a pie synthesis? Building a building?) Could a whole lot of activities be said t…

Started by Connie Weber

0 Jun 23, 2007

"the mind-that-would-synthesize" - a scenario Gardner provides

On pages 52 and 53, Gardner provides a scenario for an exercise of synthesis which might be applied to the off-topic discussion we began wi…

Started by Skip Zilla

7 Jun 23, 2007
Reply by Connie Weber

How do we encourage "good work" from our students?

Gardner's synthesis of "good work" stimulated thought on my part. He talks about work being "good" in at least three possible ways. It may…

Started by Ken Messersmith

16 Jun 9, 2007
Reply by Skip Zilla

The disciplined mind

The first of the five minds Gardner discusses is the "disciplined" mind. He identifies four steps in the formation of this type of mind. 1)…

Started by Ken Messersmith

14 Jun 3, 2007
Reply by Skip Zilla

"Thinking Dispositions", a starting point

An exercise from Ron Ritchhart's book, Intellectual Character, asks us this: "Jot down your own ideas of the characteristics, dispositions,…

Started by Connie Weber

6 May 23, 2007
Reply by Reuven Werber

please, anyone start a discussion anytime

We can have several discussions going at once; this is not aiming to be a sequential book study. The theme is big and loosely-defined here:…

Started by Connie Weber

0 May 19, 2007



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