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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (419 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Gardner Narrator: Mark Adams, Mark Lee Adams Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Claudia | 2/20/2014

    " Maybe it was because I read this in one-hour chunks, but I never felt Gardner's passion for his five minds...I can see this as an extension of his multiple intelligences, and this concept really fits my thinking better than MI did...just kind of luke warm...His five minds, disciplined, synthesizing, creating, respectful and ethical, are vital for all of us. This is the goal of a quality education -- to create people who are disciplined, creative, respectful and ethical. His stories didn't resonate with me, somehow; I felt like he could have said it all in what is his epilogue...maybe this wasn't a book, but a really long article. But, when you're Howard Gardner, you can write the book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim Reznick Renner | 2/20/2014

    " I wasn't as inspired by this book as I hoped to be. It seemed to be a rather quick survey of the territory, an easy read but not so well supported or fleshed out. I do think the topic is important, I have the utmost respect for Gardner and I would love to see these thoughts developed more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Mastalski | 2/1/2014

    " As a leadership educator I found Gardner's book interesting and something to include as a resource for anyone in higher ed who thinks about what the future should include. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sam Berner | 1/29/2014

    " The question is: How do you implement this in practice - specially now, that the technology changes our brains and how they function. "

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