Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. During the past two decades, he has been involved in the design of performance-based assessments; education for understanding; the use of multiple intelligences to achieve more personalized curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy; and the quality of interdisciplinary efforts in education. His DVD series, Learning & Mind, was recently released. On Wednesday, May 1, Gardner will be among the panelists discussing the impact of Paulo Freire’s work and its relevance to education today at an Askwith Forum. In this edition of the EdCast, Gardner reflects on his academic "greatest hits" and shares insight on where he does his best thinking.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.