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Howard Gardner

John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero

Among numerous honors, Howard Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-nine colleges and universities, including institutions in Bulgaria, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea and Spain. In 2005 and again in 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. In 2011, Gardner received the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The author of twenty-nine books translated into thirty-two languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be adequately assessed by standard psychometric instruments. Gardner also directs the Good Project, a set of research endeavors about work, citizenship, collaboration, and digital life. At present, he is investigating liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century. His latest co-authored book, The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in the Digital World, was published in October 2013.


PANEL: Intelligence, Reflection, and Creative Pedagogy
TITLE: "Must we accept hyperactivity, stress, and unbounded instrumentality among so many of our undergraduates? Some reflections on reflection."
TIME: Saturday, September 13, 9:15 – 9:45am