Howard Gardner on Book Writing

May 9, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Kingsborough Community College

One of the world’s authorities on human intelligence and a prolific author of many books on educational psychology, Dr. Howard Gardner says his desire to write emerged spontaneously. In the second grade he created his own newspaper; by the time he finished graduate school he had published three books. “I write a chapter at one sitting because I need to spit it out….I don’t agonize about sentences and paragraphs, ” says Gardner, professor of cognition and education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of the classic “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.” As part of the Best Selling Author Series at Kingsborough Community College, Prof. Gardner explains how he conceptualizes his books including his current project which asks: “How do educators teach the true, the beautiful, and the good today?”

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