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January 2017 Lectures: Intelligence, Creativity, Leadership

Click here to view sections of three lectures which Gardner delivered at HGSE on topics that have occupied his scholarly life for decades.

Gardner and Winner on Arts Education

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner discuss their respective research and its relation to education in the arts. 

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Watch below a video of Howard Gardner discussing far-ranging subjects with Noam Chomsky in October 2016 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“Between Literacies and Livelihoods” Webinar

In May 2016, Howard Gardner hosted a webinar organized by Usable Knowledge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the topic “Between Literacies and Livelihoods.” This talk used truth, beauty, and goodness as key framing values that all students should understand. Click here for a recording of the webinar. 

“Ethical Leadership” MOOC, Boston University

In the spring of 2016, Boston University offered a MOOC (massive open online course) on “Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility, and Community” taught by Dr. Walter Fluker, Professor of Ethical Leadership. As a part of the offerings of this course, Howard Gardner participated in an interview in which he discussed leadership trends and ethics with Fluker. Click here to watch the six available videos.

BbWorld Live 2016, Las Vegas, NV

In July 2016, Howard Gardner gave a virtual talk at the annual BbWorld Live conference, organized by educational technology company BlackBoard, about the theory of multiple intelligences and its implications. Watch the video below!

Gardner on Good Work and Bruner

In these two interview clips, Gardner talks about the events that led him to explore the 3 Es of Good Work (excellence, ethics, and engagement) from the Good Project and speaks briefly about his mentor and friend Jerome Bruner, a fellow cognitive psychologist.


On November 15th, 2015, Howard Gardner delivered his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success” at Boston’s TEDxBeaconStreet event. Watch the video to learn about Gardner’s work on intelligence and the Good Project and his current thoughts on what it takes to be successful today. You may also click here for a Japanese translation of the audio.

Additionally, a post-talk interview with Gardner is available below.

2015 Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity, Union College

At the inaugural Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity at Union College in Schenectady, NY, on November 3rd, 2015, Gardner delivered a talk on intelligence and “doing good.” A highlights reel was made available by YouTube. Click here to access the associated news post.

Faculti Media Interviews

In these two short interviews, Gardner discusses his books The App Generation and Frames of Mind for Faculti Media, a company that produces concise videos of experts from across the academic landscape discussing their research and ideas. Watch to learn more about Gardner’s work on both of these important texts!

The App Generation:

Frames of Mind:

Aspen Institute Arts Summit, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

On May 16, 2015, Howard Gardner delivered an address on the topic of arts education at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as a part of the Aspen Institute’s Arts Summit “The Road Forward.” Summarizing the history of education in the arts over the past decades, Gardner surveys the current state of the field and concludes that the arts continue to be crucial and may even provide the key to bridging the humanities and sciences. 

Brock International Prize in Education Symposium

On March 24, 2015, Howard Gardner was awarded the Brock International Prize in Education for his worldwide contributions to practice in the field of education. Speaking at the Brock Prize Symposium at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, Gardner answered questions about his groundbreaking work on multiple intelligences (MI) theory and spoke about his more recent work on the Good Project. 

Hunter College Great Thinkers Series

Howard Gardner spoke on February 6, 2015, in New York City at Hunter College’s Creative Writing Center as a part of the Great Thinkers Series. Delivering his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit,” Gardner spoke about the importance of directing our energies towards positive ends.

“Beyond Wit and Grit” at the HGSE Campaign Launch

As part of the Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations event held during the Harvard Graduate School of Education campaign launch on September 19, 2014, Howard Gardner spoke on the topic of “Beyond Wit and Grit,” synthesizing his life’s work from Multiple Intelligences to the Good Project and coming to the conclusion that wits (intellectual capacities) and grit (work ethic and perseverance), directed towards “good” aims, will have a positive impact on society.

To view the other seven talks by HGSE faculty, click here.

The Literati Scene

Howard Gardner speaks to Smoki Bacon on the local Boston program “The Literati Scene” about his work on The App Generation in this video from August 2014. 

The Traditional College Experience

Howard Gardner and Project Zero researcher Wendy Fischman have been working on a new project on the traditional college experience.

In June 2014, Gardner traveled to Aspen, Colorado, to attend the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. While there, he participated in a recorded interview with The Atlantic concerning the future of STEM education and of four-year residential university education. Excerpts from the interview are featured on The Atlantic’s website in videos titled “What Will a Liberal Arts Education Look Like in 50 Years?” and “What Letter Should We Add To STEM?”

Gardner’s words represent a couple points of current thinking that have emerged from his current research project.

The Dalton School

On May 14, 2014, Howard Gardner spent an hour with students at the Dalton School in New York City, discussing his work and the field of social science. View his presentation below, or visit the Project Zero YouTube channel. You can also read Gardner’s reflections on this event in a blog post he wrote in reaction to student responses to the talk.

Learning & Mind Series


Into the Classroom Media is proud to announce the release of Howard Gardner’s 3-DVD series! In LEARNING & MIND, decades of research culminate in Gardner’s definitive treatise on the theory of multiple intelligences, what we know about learning and understanding, and which intellectual capacities will matter most in a rapidly changing world.

To learn more about this exclusive DVD series, please view the video below. To order your copy today, visit the Into the Classroom Media website

Leadership: A Master Class

Howard Gardner is featured in Daniel Goleman’s inaugural video series, LEADERSHIP: A MASTER CLASS, which examines the best practices of top-performing executives. Visit Amazon to learn more about this video series and to purchase Goleman’s exclusive interview with Gardner. 

Duke Colloquium

A series of lectures Howard Gardner presented at The Duke Colloquium in April 2012 is available online via The Duke Colloquium YouTube channel. Click below to watch the playlist.

Aspen Ideas Festival

While at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, Howard Gardner was interviewed by genConnect. In this interview, Gardner discusses how the individualization of the education system can help improve our country.

Extraordinary Minds Series

In 2011, Howard Gardner conducted a series of interviews, exploring the most extraordinary minds of our time. In this series, Gardner interviewed five revolutionary individuals who have used their brilliance to shape the world. All five interviews can be purchased on DVD from Amazon. Browse the following links to learn more:

Jacques d’Amboise
Noam Chomsky
Jared Diamond
Yo-Yo Ma
Zainab Salbi

Into the Classroom Media Productions

MI: Intelligence, Understanding, and the Mind

MI_Intelligence Understanding and the Mind

In this video, Howard Gardner sets his presentation within a sweeping history of changing ideas about the human brain and the nature of ‘mental representations.’ Gardner powerfully contrasts new views in two critical area of thought: ‘intelligence’ and ‘understanding.’ From the first I.Q. test to B.F. Skinner, from psychometric testing to the publication of The Bell Curve, Gardner illustrates how outmoded views of the human mind continue to dominate our ideas about learning, teaching, and intelligence. Gardner proposes techniques to ‘teach for understanding’ and explains the role of ‘understanding-performances’ in learning assessment. He wraps this extraordinary presentation with a stirring call for the appropriate matching of technologies and MI perspectives with the differing needs and intelligences of children.

Creativity & Leadership

Creativity Leadership

In this video, drawing conclusions from the lives of extraordinary individuals like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Virginia Woolf, Howard Gardner presents a revolutionary new psychology of creativity and leadership. Here, in this dynamic presentation for the classroom, discover where leaders and creators come from. Gardner shatters long held misconceptions and draws profound new lessons about the intelligences, childhoods, and lives of extraordinary minds, and about what is at stake for education, parenting, and society.

MI: Millenium


First, Howard Gardner revolutionized how we think about ‘intelligence’ and ‘understanding.’ Now, with this video, Gardner expands and builds upon the foundations of MI theory, bringing twenty years of research and the history of intelligence theory into a timely new focus. In this dynamic presentation for the classroom, Gardner reveals entirely new dimensions of MI, including a verified eighth intelligence and the possibility of a ninth intelligence; new ideas about ‘entry points’ to disciplinary understanding; what happens to the intelligences as we grow older; and the nature of good work.

Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience


Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of Flow and his seminal work on creativity have revolutionized modern psychology, the social sciences, and even corporate management. Now, for the first time on video, Howard Gardner leads the audience on an intellectual journey through the life and mind of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.