What does it mean to be intelligent? What is the connection between intelligence and education or between intelligence and learning. Are there ways to improve our intelligence? Find out more.

The Role Of Preference In Cognition, Curriculum, And Assessment – Part 1

Our society is currently obsessed with the politically powerful but biologically naive search for an inexpensive, efficient, one-size-fits-all assessment system that precisely measures the knowledge and skills of an imprecise developing brain. It's becoming increasingly obvious to educators and patrons...
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A Conversation With Howard Gardner

Powerful ideas have universal impact. The concept of Multiple Intelligences, for example, started as a theory in the halls of Harvard University and has now grown to be one of the most influential movements in teaching practices in the 20th...
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A New Approach to Learning: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

What is intelligence, and how can we harness it's many facets for improved teaching and learning? As humans we have a desire to know what makes us tick, (and what makes some of us tick faster than others). Every once...
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An Intriguing New Perspective on Our Brain’s Organization–Part 2

Last month's column introduced Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg's marvelous new book, The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (2001). The column focused especially on his conceptualization of our brain's overall organization. Let's now focus on our cortex's frontal lobes,...
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An Intriguing New Perspective of Our Brain’s Organization–Part 1

The split brain research of several decades ago sparked many educators' interest in our brain's organization. The hemispheric separation of selected cognitive functions made sense to teachers who had long observed personality and ability differences in developing brains. Although the...
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