Branton Shearer

ET Question #2- Can ET skill levels be measured?

To be identified as an ‘intelligence’ an ability needs to be operationally defined with distinct and observable levels of skill ranging from low level to expert. Bloom’s taxonomy is a useful guide. What does it mean to be highly skilled at existential thinking (analysis, synthesis) versus low level of merely informational awareness?

Multiple Intelligences in History of Education Reform

Issue 13. Dec. 12, 2023 Gillian is a seven-year-old girl who cannot sit in school. She continually gets up, gets distracted, flies with thoughts, and doesn’t follow lessons. Her teachers worry about her, punish her, scold her, reward the few times that she is attentive, but nothing. Gillian does not know how to sit and …

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Issue 10 – Multiple Intelligences in the Netherlands

Sept. 15, 2023 Frits Schoeren Reflects on MI in the Netherlands Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory was known to me in the 1990s. I applied the basic principles of MI in my work as a music psychotherapist in a large housing institution for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition, I supervised Intervision meetings with …

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Issue 9 – Bomb Disposal and Multiple Intelligences 

Sept. 5, 2023 I was a little surprised when Ed Bundy asked about using my MIDAS assessment to understand the MI profiles of bomb technicians-in-training. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it made sense because I’d already profiled pilots, firefighters, police, law students, artists, dancers, musicians and many other professionals. …

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