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Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

Watch this 1997 interview with Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner about new forms of assessment and multiple intelligences.

April 1, 2009

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds positions as adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero.

He has written twenty books, hundreds of articles, and is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which holds that intelligence goes far beyond the traditional verbal and linguistic and logical and mathematical measurements. Here he discusses student-directed learning, multiple intelligences, and a different approach to assessment.

This interview was conducted in 1997. To learn more, please see this 2018 article on some common misunderstandings about multiple intelligences theory and learning styles.