Via this posting by Joe Bower, I came across the very interesting 7½ minute video embedded below with Howard Gardner. Listening to Mr. Gardner, I learned the following:
# 1: Engage learners actively.
# 2: Make education learner-directed.
# 3: Accept that people learn differently, have different kinds of intellectual strengths.
# 4: Present material to a learner in a way in which the learner will find interesting and will be able to use his or her intelligences productively.
# 5: Encourage the learner to focus on a few priorities that he or she goes deeply into.
# 6: Highlight for learners - from the day they start learning a topic - the performances for which they're going to be accountable.
# 7: Let learners be active in giving feedback on performances. Let them increasingly assess themselves - say what's going well and what’s not going so well.
# 8: Continuously try out new things to make the way education is done better.