ERIC Number: ED411244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Intelligences and Assessment: A Collection of Articles.
Torff, Bruce, Ed.
Since its introduction in 1983, Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has attracted widespread interest among educators. The chapters in this book describe alternative assessments that capture the range of intelligences, allow the intelligences to be given more equal weight, use intelligence-fair formats, and focus on student performances in real-life contexts. The following are included: (1) "Introduction: Assessing the Multiple Intelligences" (Bruce Torff); (2) "If Binet Had Looked beyond the Classroom: The Assessment of Multiple Intelligences" (Thomas Hatch and Howard Gardner); (3) "Alternative Assessment from a Multiple Intelligences Perspective" (Jie-Qi Chen and Howard Gardner); (4) "From Research to Reform: Finding Better Ways To Put Theory into Practice" (Thomas Hatch); (5) "Portfolios Invite Reflection--From Students and Staff" (Elizabeth A. Hebert); (6) "The Power in Portfolios: 'A Way for Sitting Beside' Each Learner" (Evangeline Harris Stefanakis); (7) "Domain Projects as Assessment Vehicles in a Computer-Rich Environment" (Joseph Walters and Howard Gardner); (8) "Giftedness, Diversity, and Problem Solving" (C. June Maker, Aleene B. Nielson, and Judith A. Rogers); (9) "Authentic Assessment of Problem Solving and Giftedness in Secondary School Students" (C. June Maker); and (10) "Assessment in Context: The Alternatives to Standardized Testing" (Howard Gardner). Each chapter contains references. (Contains nine tables and nine figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Multiple Intelligences, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Problem Solving, Test Construction, Test Use
IRI/Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc., 2626 S. Clearbrook Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60005; telephone: 800-348-4474; world wide web: http://www.iriskylight.com (No. 1451, $22.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A