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Our sleeping intelligences

“At the christening of a long-wished-for princess, fairies invited as godmothers offered gifts, such as beauty, wit, and musical talent. However, a wicked fairy who had been overlooked placed the princess under an enchantment as her gift, saying that, on reaching adulthood, she would prick her finger on a spindle and die. A good fairy, though unable to completely reverse the spell, said that the princess would instead sleep for a hundred years, until awakened by the kiss of a prince.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_Beauty

“Each person is a unique blend of dynamic intelligences which grow, expand and develop thoughout life” Gardner, H. Frames of Mind (Harvard, 1983).  We all have multiple-intelligences.

Let us visit the year 1859 and view the evidence of multiple intelligences through the eyes of the author Peter Macinnis, in his new book Mr Darwin’s Incredible Shrinking World.

http://web3.birronggir-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/library/index has the bibliographic record.

Title:

Mr Darwin’s incredible shrinking world : science and technology in 1859

Authors:

Macinnis, Peter

Publisher:

Murdoch Books, [Sydney :]

Year:

2008

Description:

319 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Subjects:

Discoveries in science; Science – History; Technology and civilisation

Series:

 

Location:

NF Non Fiction

Classification:

509

Suffix:

MAC

Detail

 

 

Media Type:

Text [TE]

ISBN/ISSN:

9781741962796

SCIS Number:

 

Notes

 

So now when someone says you are dumb, ask in exactly which multiple intelligence they mean.

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Thinking skills and poetry

The results from your Trial Information Literacy Exam were excellent. Remember when you do the real exam it is important to always have an attempt even if you think you are only guessing.

2008-il-trial-exam

Have I told you I used to be a tap dancer?

Unfortunately I had an accident when I fell into the sink.

What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

Why a carrot!

6 Thinking Hats can help you see into the way you think.

Even when we are saying poems we are thinking.

Here is an old Australian favourite. A video version is in the readings list to the right.

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of rugged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons,

I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror –

The wide brown land for me!

We will read some poems now. Play the sound file and read the text.

Who can have more?

Who can have more?

The game

The game

Harmony

Harmony

The creation

The creation

And to finish A translation from Amar.

Poems outside

Poems outsidePoetry inside

 

Poetry inside.

Poetry inside.