Friday, January 19, 2007

Sowing the seeds of knowledge

[14 January 2007 - Times-Tribune] In the case of Howard Gardner, school "was never problematic." Of course, that’s not true for everyone, and the Scranton native has spent the better part of his life doing his best to ease the burden. It would not be off-base to use the term visionary to describe the Harvard University professor, considered by many to be a heavyweight in the field of educational psychology. Dr. Gardner’s claim to fame is his theory of multiple intelligences, which challenges the long-held notion that there is a single human intelligence that can be assessed via standard methods such as IQ tests. In Dr. Gardner's world, it’s not a question of how smart a person is, but, in what way are they smart? More

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