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The Development and Education of the Mind

The Selected Works of Howard Gardner, 1st Edition

By Howard Gardner


270 pages

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Leading American psychologist and educator Howard Gardner has assembled his most important writings about education. Spanning over thirty years, this collection reveals the thinking, the concepts and the empirical research that have made Gardner one of the most respected and cited educational authorities of our time.

Trained originally as a psychologist at Harvard University, Howard Gardner begins with personal sketches and tributes to his major teachers and mentors. He then presents the work for which he is best-known – the theory of multiple intelligences – including a summary of the original theory and accounts of how it has been updated over the years. Other seminal papers featured include:

  • education in the arts
  • the nature of understanding
  • powerful ways in which to assess learning
  • broad statements about the educational enterprise
  • how education is likely to evolve in the globalised world of the twenty-first century.


'Every so often you encounter a book that excites you so much you can't stop talking about it. You urge others to read it and are tempted to buy multiple copies to make sure they do. Howard Gardner's selection of his own works is one of those books. … It's in the classroom that Gardner's theories have most appeal for they confirm what teachers know from their everyday experience: that students think and learn in many different ways. … I cannot recommend it strongly enough.' - Tim Brighouse, Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week

Table of Contents

1. Influences 2. The Pathbreaking Work of Jean Piaget 3. Jerome S. Bruner as Educator: Project Zero: Nelson Goodman's Legacy in Arts Education 4. Norman Geschwind Creative Genius 5. Developmental Psychology after Piaget: An approach in Terms of Symbolization 6. M.I. Theory 7. Beyond the IQ: Education and Human Development 8. Developing the Spectrum of Human Intelligences 9. Reflections on Multiple Intelligences: Myths and Messages 10. Who Owns Intelligence? 11. Multimedia and Multiple Intelligences 12. The Three Faces of Intelligence 13. M.I. after Twenty Years 14. Arts Education 15. Artistic Intelligences 16. Zero-Based Arts Education: An Introduction to Arts Propel 17. Illuminating Comparisons in the Arts 18. The Key in the Slot: Creativity in a Chinese key 19. Disciplinary Understanding The Unschooled Mind: Why Even the Best Students in the Best Schools do not Understand 20. Teaching for Understanding in the Disciplines - and Beyond 21. Multiple Approaches to Understanding 22. Education General 23. Assessment in Context: The Alternative to Standardised Testing 24. The Age of Innocence Reconsidered: Preserving the Best of the Progressive Traditions in psychology and Education 25. How Education Changes: Considerations of History, Science and Values 26. An Education for the Future: The Foundation of Science and Values 27. The Ethical Responsibilities of Professionals

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
EDUCATION / Professional Development