Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

I am pleased to see this article in the Washington Post: Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’. Howard Gardner is the most prominent voice in the area of multiple intelligences, an idea that has been co-opted by proponents of learning styles, which I have already stated I don’t believe in. The article clarifies Gardner’s stand on what he means by multiple intelligences, namely that the brain functions as a set of connected but autonomous processors. Gardner clearly distances himself from (and actually chastises) those who misinterpret his work.

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