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Hunter College Great Thinker Series

On February 6, 2015, Howard Gardner spoke in New York City at Hunter College’s Creative Writing Center as a part of the school’s Great Thinkers Series lecture program. Delivering his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit,” Gardner spoke about the importance of cultivating our multifaceted intellectual capacities and of directing our work ethic and other energies […]

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A New Year, a New Approach

The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Usable Knowledge website is a portal that translates educational research into practical tools and information for educators. At the start of 2015, Usable Knowledge featured Good Work Toolkit, a collection of materials and associated activities that encourages reflection about what it means to do “good” in professional and personal life. The […]

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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Re-Reframed

In January 2015, Howard Gardner gave a three-part lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the topic of the virtues of truth, beauty, and goodness. Based on his 2011 book Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, Gardner shared his current thinking about how to impart the virtues in a postmodern, digitally-saturated era. After […]

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The App Generation in Hong Kong

In November 2014, Howard Gardner travelled to Hong Kong to deliver two talks and to accept an honorary degree from the Hong Kong Institute of Education at the commencement ceremony celebrating that institution’s twentieth year.  During his visit, Gardner spoke with reporters about The App Generation, his book about the effects of digital media on youth, […]

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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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