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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Howard Gardner is not only about Multiple Intelligences

While my latest travelling to numerous International Dalton Conferences worldwide I was deeply inspired by Dalton teachers' engagement and creativity. We spoke a lot about multiple intelligences and its impact on the whole Dalton world. With some scientists in Poland and Holland I exchanged ideas and reflections on different ways of using Howard Gardner's theory. In every country, the reception and interpretation of M.I. is different. It doesn't mean better or worse- simply different. Some of the teachers in Poland Dalton schools use the assignments, in which they mix Multiple Intelligence, since every human being is a mixture of different types of intelligence. The tasks that some teachers prepared during my workshops with the use of Multiple Intelligences were highly creative.

However, as we know, Gardner is not only about Multiple Intelligences. From that reason, with one of the Dalton schools we decided to create a project based on "Five minds for the future" of Howard Gardner. In the plurality of educational proposals for the educators, we decided to choose that book to be the base of the next step towards innovation in Dalton Plan. Gardner in the book expands the view of human intelligence and potential, and so are we with other educators in our platform.The book is a valuable tool, for those, who care about educating creative, innovative and self-reliant pupil.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Workshop in Deventer, Dalton Congress

On 7th of November, during the Dalton Congress, I gave the workshop together with the Director of Foreign languages in Shenzhen Dalton Xinhua School in China. After my presentation of philosophy and vision of the English project, Malisa gave the speech about practical side of the innovative program and creating digital platfrom between the International dalton Schools that exchange the ideas and reflections with that project between schools.

Dalton Congress in Deventer

On 7th of November there took place an International Dalton Conference organized by Dutch Dalton Association and Dalton International. During the congress the members of Dalton International Research Platform had the opportunity to exchange their expertise, ideas and create specific steps towards a further development of Dalton research in cooperation with University in Bijing, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and University in Linz in Austria. The fruit of the cooperation- the book with International Dalton Research will be translated to English and published at universities. Below the photo with the representatives of Dalton International Research Platform.
From the right: Renata Michalak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Agata Sowinska Chair of the Platfrom, Henriette Steinauer, University in Linz, Annemarie Wenke, Wenke Perspectief.