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ERIC Number: EJ750795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Revisiting Vygotsky and Gardner: Realizing Human Potential
Beliavsky, Ninah
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v40 n2 p1-11 Sum 2006
In this article, the author discusses her views on philosophies and theories by Lev Semenovich Vygotsky and Howard Gardner. Here, she argues that Vygotsky's ideas should be viewed through the prism of Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences, and that the combination of these concepts can shed new light on education--on teaching and learning. This article intends to suggest that Vygotsky's dream of maximizing the Zone of Proximal Development can be realized by utilizing Gardner's approach of nurturing the students' combination of intelligences. This idea of teaching and learning will allow educators to teach ahead of development, to teach for understanding, to motivate and promote the students' creativity and imagination, and to encourage their personal, social, and academic growth. Among other things, she discusses Gardner's entry points of multiple intelligences, namely: (1) linguistic entry; (2) mathematical entry; (3) musical entry; and (4) hands-on entry. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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