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Howard Gardner: The App Generation

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Published on May 20, 2014

Dr. Howard Gardner has described today's youth as the "App Generation". Dr. Gardner will speak on the power of apps to shape young people and the way digital technology affects their lives in three key areas: identity, intimacy, and imagination. He will discuss apps which limit and those that stimulate our "multiple intelligences".

Dr. Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, he is a leading thinker of education and human development. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-nine colleges and universities. Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of "multiple intelligences," a critique of the notion that there is only one kind of intelligence measured by a standard IQ test.

Gardner's recent books include Good Work, Changing Minds, The Development and Education of the Mind, Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons and Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed. Coauthored with Katie Davis, The App Generation: HowDr. Howard Gardner has described today's youth as the "App Generation". Dr. Gardner will speak on the power of apps to shape young people and the way digital technology affects their lives in three key areas: identity, intimacy, and imagination. He will discuss apps which limit and those that stimulate our "multiple intelligences".

Dr. Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, he is a leading thinker of education and human development. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-nine colleges and universities. Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of "multiple intelligences," a critique of the notion that there is only one kind of intelligence measured by a standard IQ test.

Gardner's recent books include Good Work, Changing Minds, The Development and Education of the Mind, Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons and Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed. Coauthored with Katie Davis, The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, was published in October 2013. Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, was published in October 2013.

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