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The theory of multiple intelligences is a theory of intelligence that affords specific modalities as opposed to seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability. This model was proposed by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In this interview, Gardner discusses the criteria for a behavior to be considered an intelligence. Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply-some would say totally-involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today’s young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book they explore what it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled” and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us … well, we don’t. But we still love to learn, to find out new things about the world and challenge our minds. We just need to find the right place to do it, and the right community to learn with. In this charming talk, author John Green shares the world of learning he found in online video.
Asked what it takes to succeed in life, most people would say you have to be smart and work hard, says Howard Gardner P’87, ’90, ’94, who is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. “That’s called wit and grit,” he says, “and my work has been to complexify those notions.”
Gardner delivered the 2014–15 Hall Fellow lecture to parents and alumnae/i on April 27 and to students in an assembly the next day. He is best known for his work on multiple intelligences, which expanded the notion of wit. Grit is having its turn in the limelight, as researchers such as Angela Duckworth at Penn look into how grit can be a predictor of achievement. “But Hitler and his storm troopers had plenty of grit, and the people who ran Enron had plenty of grit,” Gardner says. In his lecture, Gardner spoke about the notion that intelligences, in all their variety, should be directed toward becoming good people, good citizens, and good workers.
To watch his lecture to parents and alumnae/i in full, please see the video below.