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It’s High Time for High Schools: Preparing Students for College and Beyond

by Wendy Fischman My Current Soapbox Nearly all American students go to high school, and about two thirds of them eventually go to college. Optimally, the transition to college should be smooth—students should be equipped with appropriate cognitive skills and content knowledge for higher education. Students also need a certain degree of maturity in order […]

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Intertwining “Multiple Intelligences” and “Good Work”

by Howard Gardner Close to forty years after I first began to write about the concept “Multiple Intelligences,” the topic still dominates my mailbox, with questions arising each day, often from scholars, researchers, or educators in remote corners of the world. And while nearly every question has been posed before, I try when possible to […]

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2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

For the second year in a row, Howard Gardner is the third most influential education thinker on the annual RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, released by Rick Hess in Education Week via the American Enterprise Institute. The list compiles statistics about American scholars shaping educational policy and practice, including Google Scholar rankings, Amazon information, and press […]

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MI Theory’s Lasting Impact

2020 marks the centennial of the opening of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the school is celebrating by highlighting 100 stories about its impact over the past century. Howard Gardner recently spoke to HGSE’s Jill Anderson on the topic of multiple intelligences theory, its development, and its impact. Watch the video via YouTube […]

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Gardner Contributes to OECD Learning Compass 2030

The OECD’s Learning Compass 2030 is an educational framework directed towards individual and societal well-being. As a component of the Learning Compass 2030 resource package, Howard Gardner has written a briefing about the necessity for education of the future to strive for the common good. He shares his view is that, in order to prepare […]

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