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Gardner’s Vision as Sec. of Education

If you were the United States Secretary of Education, what would you seek to achieve? What would your priorities be for your term in office? Howard Gardner was asked to consider these questions during a September 2016 interview with Cathy Rubin for her website CMRubinWorld (also reprinted in other publications). In this piece, Gardner shares his […]

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Two Surprising MI Fans

Howard Gardner’s most well-known contribution to psychology, the theory of multiple intelligences (MI), has been extensive employed in educational contexts since its proposal in the 1983 book Frames of Mind. Today, thousands of educators across the world use MI theory as an integral part of their classrooms or as a foundational philosophy of their schools. As the […]

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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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MI Theory Makes Headlines

The theory of multiple intelligences, first described by Howard Gardner in 1983’s Frames of Mind, is now in its thirty third year of existence and application. Across the educational landscape and beyond, MI theory continues to be a widely-discussed topic of interest that still grabs headlines. Below is a list of several recent articles about MI. […]

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Advocating for “Good Grit” and MI

In early May 2016, Howard Gardner traveled to Arizona in order to visit both Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and Kids at Hope, an organization dedicated to supporting positivity and success for all children. At ASU, Gardner gave his popular talk “Beyond Wit and Grit” about intelligence and perseverance as keys to academic (and life) success, so […]

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