Here is Howard Gardner’s video
Howard mentions the 5 different minds:
I am particularly interested in his comments on
(a) kiss up, kick down – that is a bad joke, and is rather “disrespectful” in education. My interpretation is that such culture of “pleasing” others in order to achieve one’s goals seems to be overly “selfish” and egoistic, where a professional could lose his/her integrity if he or she practises in such a way in the profession. I think it is important to share our views on this “practice” critically, especially in institutions, rather than shying away from examining the impact of such practice or “cultures” that may influence our reputation as an educator.
(b) the ethical meltdown in young people.
Howard emphasizes the five different areas of ethics at this digital age:
3. Ownership and authorship
4. Credibility and trustworthiness
Here Howard comments that a lot of assumptions about these areas of ethics have to be rethought.
I think there are lots of assumptions relating to the issues of digital identity, privacy and participation for both educators and learners, and how these would impact on ones education and learning in a virtual environment.
With the opening of this Pandora’s box, I am interested in thinking about some aspects of five minds and issues that Howard mentioned.
What sort of questions would help?