Blomberg, Douglas Gordon. “Multiple Intelligences, Judgment, and the Realization of Value.” Ethics and Education, 4(2), 2009, Volume 4, Issue 2 pp. 163-175
Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences has been enthusiastically received by school teachers, including Christian teachers. Despite its significant positive impact, MI is profoundly deficient in its perspective on the value (normative) dimensions of life, regarding these as subjective, non-rational impositions on intelligent functioning, thus perpetuating the “fact/value” dichotomy that supports the illusion of the religious neutrality of scholarship and schooling.
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