Howard Gardner Biography

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Howard Gardner Biography

Howard Gardner Biography

In 1965, Gardner graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations and studied with a well-known philosopher Erik Erikson. He continued his education to obtain his doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard University. Gardner is married to Ellen Winner, a developmental psychologist who teaches at Boston College, with whom has four children with.

He became the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston. Since 1995, he is currently the Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero and he has been the co-director of the Good Project.

Gardner’s focal area of research interest is cognition, working with both normal and gifted children, as well as brain-damaged adults.

The Project Zero has been involved in the design of education for understanding, performance based assessments, with the use of multiple intelligences to accomplish new personalized curriculum in education.



Lasting Impact

In 2013, Gardner wrote his latest book with co-author Katie Davis, The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in the Digital World.


Birth & Death

Howard Gardner is an American developmental psychologist who was born on July 11, 1943 and is still alive today.

Gardner has received astounding awards and prizes throughout his life from all of his accomplishments in his work. In 1985, Gardner got awarded for The National Psychology Awards for Excellence in the Media, The Book Award for Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In 2015, he received the Brock International Prize in Education.

Gardner developed 8 different intelligences into description for the broader variety of intelligence in people.


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