Pasi Sahlberg: "Howard Gardners Theory of Multiple Intelligences became a leading idea in Finnish education' !???
Werd/wordt Gardner's MI (multiple intelligences) -theorie (lees:mythe) met succes toegepast in het Fins onderwijs? (Tussendoor: de voorbije jaren verschenen veel bijdragen over de MI-mythe - ook in Onderwijskrant).
Fantaseert Pasi Sahlberg er o.i. op los als hij op zijn blog beweert: "The spirit of 1970s school reform in Finland included another idea that der...ives from U.S. universities and scholars: development of the whole child. ... After abolishing all streaming and tracking of students in the mid-1980s, both education policies and school practices adopted the principle that all children have different kinds of intelligences and that schools must find ways how to cultivate these different individual aspects in balanced ways. Howard Gardners Theory of Multiple Intelligences became a leading idea in transferring these policy principles to school practice. Again, the 1994 National Curriculum emphasizes that school education must provide all students with opportunities to develop all aspects of their minds. As a consequence, that curriculum framework required that all schools have a balanced program, blending academic subjects with art, music, crafts, and physical education. This framework moreover mandated that all schools provide students with sufficient time for their self-directive activities. Gardners influence has also been notable in the Finnish system by conferring a broader definition of talent.. Today, Finnish teachers believe that over 90 percent of students can learn successfully in their own classrooms if given the opportunity to evolve in a holistic manner."