Howard Gardner born on July 11 in 1943 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.He is an American developmental psychologist.At the same time,he is the professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University..He is the son of Ralph Gardner and Hilde Weilheimer.At 1995, he has been the co-director of the GoodWork Project since Hilde Gardner married to Ralph Gardner. He is the Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero.Howard Gardener author of over twenty books in thirty languages.He is well known for his theory of multiple intelligences.He owned the Prince of Asturias Award 2011 in Social Sciences for the development of this theory.
Gardner's Theory of multiple intelligences states not only do human beings have several different ways of learning and processing information, but these methods are relatively independent of one another: leading to multiple "intelligences" as opposed to a general intelligence factor among correlated abilities. Since 1999, Gardner has identified eight intelligences: linguistic, logic-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Gardner is still considering a ninth, or existential intelligence (the intelligence of "big questions"), but has not, as yet, added it. He thinks it will have something to do with seeing what you're working with.
Most of Gardner's post secondary education has taken place at Harvard University. He was inspired by his readings of Jean Piaget to be trained in developmental psychology; he also studied neuropsychology. Gardner has also worked closely with the psycholinguist Roger Brown and during his undergraduate years worked with renowned psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In an effort to synthesize his two lines of work, one dealing with cognitive and symbol using capacities of normal and gifted children and the other dealing with brain damage in adults, he developed and... [continues]
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