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Sep 23

Howard Gardner




In this Askwith Forum sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Education, HGSE Professor Howard Gardner reflects on the 25 years since he proposed his new theory and definition of intelligence in his 1983 book entitled "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Updated February 2012

 

 

Gardner at Askwith


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDtZEpf_SJ4

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Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner

http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-howard-gardner-video




News

Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!