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5 Minds for the Future ...Howard Gardner

The Creating Mind -- the

capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions and



The Ethical Mind -- fulfillment of one's responsibilities as a worker and as a citizen.


The Synthesizing Mind -- the ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.


The Respectful Mind --

awareness of and  appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups


The Disciplinary Mind -- the mastery of major schools of thought (including science,

mathematics, and history) and of at least one professional craft.





Example projects used as vehicles for learning:
  • Feed the world
  • Heal the world
  • Clean the world
  • Power the world
  • Respect the world
  • Connect the world
  • Entertain the world
  • Sports of the world
  • Music of the world
  • Document the world
  • Recycle the world


Example of this process(PDF)

from WPI/nobel skills