ED lab INC
  • Environments for all Learners
  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Innovation
  • Evidence Based Design

Research is an important component of the ED lab INC philosophy.

Staying current and relevant in a changing world is critical to all components of our practice including the Science of Learning, the Language of Nature and the Art of Innovation.

Our current research is inspired by Howard Garner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences describing how people absorb knowledge in different ways.

Here is excerpt from the ED lab INC research paper presented at

Greening of the Campus IX: Building Pedagogy, “Inspired to Learn; Nurturing the Naturalistic Learner.”

“Every place and space we experience offers an opportunity to learn. Accepted educational research first theorized by social scientist author, Howard Gardner, shows that learners have eight multiple intelligences; visual, logical, intrapersonal, musical, body-kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, and naturalistic. Every person has the capacity to learn in each of these strategies; however, some grow stronger than others due to our experiences, opportunities (or lack of opportunities) and environment.”

Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence Evaluation

Harvard Professor and social scientist, Howard Gardner, developed the theory of multiple intelligences in response to standardized testing development and the “Bell Curve” (Herrnstein and Murray, 1994) analysis of intelligence. (Gardner, 1999) “Intelligence is a biopsychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture.”(Gardner, 1999) His theory is now an accepted account of human cognition in its fullness and a new definition of human nature. Each of us is a unique blend of the following identified intelligences: visual, logical, intrapersonal, musical, body-kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, and naturalistic. This list is continuously challenged, checked and added to as cognitive research continues. Refer to the websites: http://www.howardgardner.com, http://www.thomasarmstrong.com, for current activities and scholarly thinking related to Multiple Intelligences.

Greening of the Campus - Robin Randall

Inspiration - Robin Randall

AIA CAE Learning Landscapes BIBLIOGRAPHY - Linda Keane