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Five Minds for the Future
Five Minds for the Future
Five Minds for the Future
Audiobook6 hours

Five Minds for the Future

Written by Howard Gardner

Narrated by Mark Adams

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

We live in a time of changes that include accelerating globalization, mounting quantities of information, the growing hegemony of science and technology, and the clash of civilizations. Those changes call for new ways of learning and thinking in school, business, and the professions. In this audiobook, psychologist Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead:

  • The disciplinary mind - master of major schools of thought.

  • The synthesizing mind - ability to integrate ideas.

  • The creating mind - capacity to uncover and clarity problems, questions and phenomena.

  • The respectful mind - awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings.

  • The ethical mind - fulfillment of one's responsibilities.
Armed with these well-honed capacities, a person will be equipped to deal with what is expected in the future-as well as what cannot be anticipated. Without these "minds," individuals will be at the mercy of forces they can't understand-overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of making judicious decisions about personal and professional matters.
PublisherAscent Audio
Release dateAug 8, 2011

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 2005 and again in 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and The American Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. Most recently, Gardner received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The author of twenty-eight books translated into thirty-two languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be adequately assessed by standard psychometric instruments.

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