A Chat with Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, Winner of the 2015 Brock Prize in Education
On this installment of ST, we speak with Dr. Howard Gardner, a Professor of Education at Harvard University, who is the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate. Well-regarded worldwide for his groundbreaking work in psychology, Gardner is best known for his theory of "multiple intelligences," which basically sees intelligence as multi-dimensional rather than as a singular trait or quality. This theory has -- over the past generation or so -- become a mainstream concept in the both the teaching of education and the learning philosophy of schools everywhere, and it's the basis for literally hundreds of books and articles on intelligence and/or education. The Brock International Prize in Education is awarded annually here in Tulsa; it recognizes individuals who have made a specific innovation or important contribution vis a vis the field of education. Dr. Gardner -- who talks about both his life and work with us on today's show -- will be formally honored at the annual Brock Prize Symposium, which will happen at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 24th, at TU's Reynolds Center (at 3208 E. 8th Street). At this event, Dr. Gardner will also deliver a keynote speech.