Archive | July, 2016

Does Practice Make Perfect?

Is it a perennial question: are we born with advantages that allow us to become experts or geniuses in particular areas, is it all up to the training we receive, or is it a combination of both? A July 2016 magazine article in Time examines this question, prompted by the publication of the book Peak: Secrets from […]

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Gardner Presents at BbWorld Live 2016

In July 2016, Howard Gardner gave a virtual talk at the annual BbWorld Live conference, a convention organized by educational technology company BlackBoard and held this year in Las Vegas, NV. Speaking via pre-recorded webinar, Gardner’s presentation is entitled “Reflections on Multiple Intelligences Theory” and gives an overview of the theory, its implications, and the subsequent push he […]

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Combating “Selfie Culture”

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’s 2013 book The App Generation has been referenced in a New York Post piece by columnist Naomi Shaefer Riley about digital narcissism among young people.  Describing constant self-photography as the new normal for youth, especially teenage girls, Riley laments the negative effects on self-esteem and risk-taking that can result from a […]

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