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Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education / Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Howard Gardner Discusses Dependence on Electronics

November 21, 2013 - 8:40am

Education professor Howard E. Gardner ’65 and information assistant professor Katie Davis discussed young adults’ increasing dependence on electronic devices at a Cambridge Forum meeting Monday evening at First Parish Church in Harvard Square.

To learn more about the event visit the Harvard Crimson website

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App Consciousness

November 18, 2013 - 12:46pm

An Entire Generation of Humans is Developing ‘App Consciousness’

Visit the Forbes website to read Jordan Shapiro’s reaction to Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’ The App Generation and how we may be entering an age of App Consciousness. 

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Upcoming Cambridge Forum Appearance

November 15, 2013 - 8:00am

Join co-authors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis this Monday, November 18th, at 7pm for a Cambridge Forum discussion on The App Generation and the ways in which digital media are changing how young people learn and relate to the world.

To learn more about this exciting event, visit the Cambridge Forum website today! 

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The App Generation

November 8, 2013 - 8:09am

A video recording of Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’ recent Askwith Forum is now available on the Harvard Graduate School of Education website. To learn more about The App Generation watch the forum, in its entirety, today! 

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Ed Tech Researcher Book Review

November 4, 2013 - 8:06am

Visit the EdTech Researcher blog on the Education Week website today to read through Justin Reich’s review of The App Generation! 

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From Cognitive Theory to Comic Books

November 1, 2013 - 10:32am

In conjunction with the Project Zero Artists-in-Residence program, HGSE Arts in Education Masters Student, Brendon Snyder, has created a graphic novel outlying how MI Theory has impacted his life:

From Cognitive Theory to Comic Books – Brendon Snyder (PDF


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Growing Up: There’s No App for That

October 30, 2013 - 12:06pm

In this exclusive review, The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’ new book - The App Generation. To learn how young people let digital apps dictate their identities, visit the website today! 

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App Generation Explored at Askwith Forum

October 28, 2013 - 10:27am

Visit the Harvard Graduate School of Education website today to read through this illuminating summary of Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’ recent presentation on The App Generation!

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A Blessing of Influences

October 21, 2013 - 1:01pm

In this extensive article, Howard Gardner discusses the influence of others on his life and his work. Looking to the walls of his office, lined with numerous letters and accolades, Gardner praises counsel from others. To learn more, visit the Harvard Gazette website today! 

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Talking about “The App Generation”

October 18, 2013 - 12:48pm

Visit the Amplify website today to learn more about The App Generation in this exclusive interview with authors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis!

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‘Multiple Intelligences’ are not ‘Learning Styles’

October 17, 2013 - 10:58am

In his most recent Washington Post Op-Ed, Howard Gardner discusses his thoughts on multiple intelligences, learning styles, and the misinterpretation of MI Theory. Visit ‘The Answer Sheet’ website today to learn more!

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Life in the Age of Apps

October 16, 2013 - 7:58am

On Monday’s edition of the Leonard Lopate Show, Howard Gardner discusses why our reliance on smart gadgets may rob us of a sense of identity and even stunt our imaginations. To listen to this interview, and to learn more about Gardner’s new book, The App Generation, visit the WNYC website today!

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Is There an App for That?

October 15, 2013 - 12:02pm

Check out the recent Harvard Magazine article on Howard Gardner and Katie Davis’ new book The App Generation. In this exclusive review, author Katherine Xue explores the various themes and questions raised by this groundbreaking book. 

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RSA Replay: The App Generation

October 8, 2013 - 8:30am

Visit the RSA YouTube channel today to watch a complete video of Howard Gardner’s recent talk on his upcoming book The App Generation. 

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The App Generation Website

September 24, 2013 - 9:59am

Co-authors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis are excited to announce the launch of the official website for their groundbreaking book – The App Generation. Visit the new website today to stay up-to-date on the latest book-related news, reviews and events! 

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Inside the Academy

September 23, 2013 - 1:37pm

Visit the Arizona State University “Inside the Academy” website to view the exclusive, new, four-part interview with Howard Gardner! In this interview, Gardner discusses his personal history and the shift in his research toward analyzing “the Good.” 

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Interview with Tiching Blog

September 19, 2013 - 8:07am

Visit the Tiching Blog today to read through the recent Q&A with Howard Gardner! In this interview, Gardner discusses intelligences, teaching, and the future of MI. 

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The Fact-Catcher in the Rye

September 10, 2013 - 9:51am

Check out Howard Gardner’s most recent contribution to the Cognoscenti blog. In this piece, Gardner critiques author David Shields’ tendency to blur the lines between fact and fiction, with an especial focus on the author’s two books: Reality Hunger and Salinger. 

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Reflecting on Your Life

September 6, 2013 - 8:01am

Howard Gardner was recently featured in the Harvard Gazette article, “For big questions, a bigger forum.” Check out the article today to learn more about the Reflecting on Your Life initiative and it’s upcoming expansion. 

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New Project Zero Course

August 27, 2013 - 12:45pm

Project Zero researchers have developed a new course at HGSE.

Entitled “Thinking & Learning in the 21st Century: Project Zero Perspectives,” this course offers students an opportunity to engage with Project Zero principal investigators and researchers around key ideas, pedagogical frameworks, and approaches to thinking and learning from PZ.  The course will be co-taught by Carrie James and Daniel Wilson, but will involve interactive sessions with other PZ investigators, including David Perkins, Howard Gardner, Tina Grotzer, Lynn Barendsen, Wendy Fischman, Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Veronica Boix-Mansilla, and Shari Tishman.

We believe that the content and questions engaged in this course are relevant to students across HGSE and other schools at Harvard. This course will give students a way to engage directly with different PZ researchers and strands of work.  For more information, visit the course iSite.

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