Additional Information on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

For a more thorough list of MI books, articles, and other scholarly publications refer to the Appendices in Intelligence Reframed and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons.



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30th anniversary introduction to frames of mind

In the years since I published Frames of Mind, I have often been asked how I first got the idea of—or—for the theory of multiple intelligences. Probably the most truthful answer is “I don’t know”. However, such an answer satisfies neither the questioner nor, to be frank, me. With the benefit of hindsight, I would mention several factors, some more remote, some directly feeding into my discoveries…


Multiple intelligences around the world by Jie-qi chen

Multiple Intelligences Around the World's cross-cultural discussions provide a valuable resource for teachers and administrators who are working with diverse student populations. In addition, the experiences of exam-driven countries like China and Japan will prove instructive to professionals faced with the task of improving both teaching and test scores.

This important book addresses a number of key questions including: How have different educational settings implemented MI? How does an educational idea created in one cultural milieu travel and take root in highly diverse educational soils? And, what universal lessons can be drawn from these experiences? 

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“In a nutshell” - Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons

  • What Constitutes an Intelligence?

  • The Original Set of Intelligences

  • Newly Identified Intelligences

  • The Unique Contributions of the Theory




Multimedia and Multiple Intelligences


Technology and multiple intelligences


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MI: As Psychology, As Education, As Social Science




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Howard Gardner talks about Wit & Grit at the Harvard Graduate School of Education


Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success | Howard Gardner | TEDxBeaconStreet