Full Question: I am planning to give a training session on mindframes. However, one of my colleagues asked me about the difference between your mindframes and Gardener's frames of the mind. He says why is it that when he surfs the net for mindframes he finds your seven mindframes in visible learning, but when he looks for frames of the mind he finds essays about multiple intelligences? Indeed, I couldn't give an answer because when we translated the two expressions to Arabic, we got the same equivalent (meaning). I would really appreciate it if you can explain to me the difference between the two expressions as I expect trainees to ask me the same questions.
Answer: “Both Howard Gardner and I, I think, are trying to get to the same underlying notion – it is about how we think. Many have done and I would include Carol Dweck’s mindsets as another form of thinking process. Of course, mine are related to how Teachers and Principals think, whereas Gardner was more concerned about the multiple ways students process information. He never said we should classify students with these processed but many have (mistakenly) done this. I have ten mindframes and in my recent book with Klaus Zeirer (2018) we outline these” (John Hattie, personal communication, May 20, 2018).