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  • Long Vita (PDF)
  • Short Vita (PDF)


  • Gardner, H. (2018). Multiple approaches to understanding. In K. Illeris (Ed.), Contemporary Theories of Learning. New York: Routledge, pp. 129-138.
  • Moran, S., and Gardner, H. (2018). “Hill, Skill, and Will: Executive function from a multiple intelligences perspective.” In L. Metzer (Ed.), Executive function in education: From theory to practice, Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 25-56.
  • Gardner, H. (2018). Historiometrics. In J. Brockman (Ed.), This Idea Is Brilliant. New York, NY: HarperCollins, pp. 370-373.
  • Gardner, H., Kornhaber, M., and Chen, J. (2018). “The Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Psychological and Educational Perspectives.” In Sternberg, R. J., The Nature of Human Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.116-129.
  • Gardner, H. (2018). Higher Education: A Platonic ideal. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, G. Wittum, and A. Dengel (Eds.), Positive Learning in the Age of Information. Berlin: Springer VS, pp. 9-21.
  • Gardner, H. (2017). Reflections on Artful Scribbles: The Significance of Children’s Drawings. Studies in Art Education, (2). (Online)
  • Gardner, H. (In press). “Taking a Multiple Intelligences Perspective (Commentary on Bukart et al.).” Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Gardner, H. (2017). Commentary on “Medicine’s Niche Among the Professions.” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 40 (3), 183-184.
  • Gardner, H., Kornhaber, M., and Chen, J. (In press). “The Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Psychological and Educational Perspectives.” In Sternberg, R., The Nature of Human Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gardner, H. and Weinstein, E. (In press). “Creativity: The View from Big “C” and the Introduction of tiny c.” In Sternberg, R. and Kaufman, J. (eds.), The Nature of Human Creativity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gardner, H. (2016). “Multiple Intelligences: Prelude, Theory, and Aftermath.” In Sternberg, R.J., S.T. Fiske, and D.J. Foss, Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 167-170.
  • Peterson, A., Mucinskas, D., and Gardner, H. (2016). “Teaching for good work, teaching as good work.” In Horvath, J.C., Lodge, J.M., and Hattie, J. (eds.), From the laboratory to the classroom: Translating science of learning for teachers. London: Routledge.
  • Gardner, H. (2016). Three Frames for Good Work. In Levinson, M., & Fay, J. (Eds.), Dilemmas of educational ethics: Cases and commentaries. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp 97-100. 


  • Redding, A.B., James, C., and Gardner, H. (2016). Nurturing ethical collaboration. Independent School (75:2), pp.58-64. (PDF)
  • Rundle, M., Weinstein, E., Gardner, H., and James, C. (2015). Doing civics in the digital age: Casual, purposeful, and strategic approaches to participatory politics. Oakland, CA: YPP Research Network Working Paper Series No. 2. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2015). Disinterestedness in the digital era. In D. Allen & J. Light (Eds.), From voice to influence: Understanding citizenship in a digital era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2013). Harvard Project Zero: A Personal History. (PDF) Also available in Spanish translation (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. & Mucinskas, D. (2013). Educating for Good Work: From Research to Practice. British Journal of Educational Studies. (pp. 1-18). London, UK: Routledge. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2013). Reestablishing the Commons for the Common Good. Daedalus, Spring 2013. (pp. 199-208). (PDF)
  • Sheridan, K., & Gardner, H. (2012) Artistic development: The three essential spheres. In A. Shimamura (Ed.), Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience (pp. 276-296). New York, NY: Oxford College Press. (PDF)
  • The 25th Anniversary of the Publication of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2011). The Theory of Multiple Intelligences: The Battle-Scarred Journey (An excerpt from The theory of multiple intelligences: As psychology, as education, as social science. Address delivered at José Cela University on October 29, 2011. Madrid, Spain.) The Daily Riff. (Link)
  • Gardner, H. (2011). The theory of multiple intelligences: As psychology, as education, as social science. Address delivered at José Cela University on October 29, 2011. Madrid, Spain. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2011). Multiple intelligences: Reflections after thirty years. National Association of Gifted Children Parent and Community Network Newsletter: Washington, DC. (PDF)
  • Straughn, C., & Gardner, H. (2011). GoodWork in museums today…and tomorrow. In J. Marstine (Ed.), The Routledge companion to museum ethics. New York, NY: Routledge. (PDF)
  • Chen, J., & Gardner, H. (2011). Assessment of intellectual profiles: A perspective from multiple intelligences theory. In D. Flanagan, & C. Graham (Eds.), Contemporary intellectual assessment (3rd ed.) (pp. 145-155). New York, NY: Guilford Press. (PDF)
  • Krechevsky, M., Mardell, B. Filippini, T., & Gardner, H. (2011). Creating powerful learning experiences in early childhood: Lessons from good teaching. In B. Falk (Ed.), In defense of childhood. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2008, January 12). Five minds for the future [Oral presentation]. International School of Geneva, The Ecolint Meeting in Geneva: Schools Facing the Challenges of the Contemporary World [Conference]. Published in The international school of Geneva conference report (pp. 20–40). Genéve: International Labour Office. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2007).A multiplicity of intelligences: In tribute to Professor Luigi Vignolo. In P. Marien, & J. Abutalebi (Eds.), Neuropsychological research: A review. New York, NY: Psychology Press. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2005). Multiple lenses on the mind. Paper delivered at Expo-Gestion. Bogota, Colombia, May 2005. Available at Translated into Spanish and Polish. Also, (2008) Multiple lenses on the mind. In C. M. Huat, & T. Kerry (Eds.), International perspectives on education (pp. 7–27). New York, NY: Continuum International Publishing. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2002, Spring). Interview with Steen Larsen. Education and humanism. Denmark: Padaogiske Universitet. (PDF)
  • Gardner, H. (2002, Winter). The three faces of intelligence. Daedalus, 139–142. Translated into German in Gluck (pp. 391–99), Stuttgart: Klett Cotta; Castilian and Catalan in Web of Music. Also in Open Connections Magazine, 1(5), February 2008. (PDF)


  • “How MI Theory fits into traditional and modern China” by Jie-Qi Chen (PDF
  • “The Transmission and Reception of MI Theory in Contemporary China” by Dr. Zhilong Shen (PDF)
  • “Psychometric Superiority? Check the Facts — Again,” a response to a critique of MI Theory by Mindy Kornhaber (PDF