Archive | January, 2015

Cleese Autobiography References MI Theory

John Cleese’s November 2014 autobiography So, Anyway… contains a short passage mentioning Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. A renowned British comedian, Cleese’s book describes his rise to stardom, from his days as a law student at Cambridge University in England to his meteoric success as a member of the famous comedy troupe Monty Python. Discussing his […]

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Carrie James on the Social Network Show

In November 2014, Project Zero researcher Carrie James, author of the recent book Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap, appeared on the radio program The Social Network Show to talk about her work on how digital technologies affect young people.  Covering topics ranging from the moral and ethical dilemmas that one faces in […]

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Gardner Receives Brock International Prize

Howard Gardner has been named as the 2015 recipient of the Brock International Prize in Education. An annual award given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the practice or understanding of education, Gardner will be honored at the Brock Prize Symposium in March 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gardner is best known for […]

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Young People and the Digital World

An article in the Irish Examiner has brought attention to Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’s 2013 book The App Generation. Reporter Emer Sexton has witnessed first-hand as a parent the constant lure of digital devices that seem to hinder intimate relationships, identity formation, and imaginativeness/creativity amongst users, especially young users. Focusing on the distinction between app-enabling and app-dependent […]

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Gardner Appears in Two European Publications

Howard Gardner has written editorial pieces for two European publications. First, the August 18th, 2014, edition of the Danish magazine Frie Skoler included a statement with Gardner’s response to the question, “What is the ideal school?” The original feature is available here; the English version has been reprinted below. I don’t believe that there is such a […]

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