Gardner, Howard

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Trained as a psychologist, Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Best known for his “Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” Gardner has written over 30 books (translated into 32 languages), on a wide range of topics, including creativity, leadership, the arts, cognitive science, developmental psychology, ethics, and structuralism. He has been a major contributor to educational discussions world-wide and has most recently been studying the nature and provenance of “good work” in the professions and in the polity. Gardner has received numerous honors, including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and honorary degrees from 31 countries all over the world. To follow Gardner’s work, please see,,, and


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On his book A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple Intelligences Theory
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