Fueling Creativity in Education Podcast

What is originality in a world of generative AI? And, from your book Five Minds of the Future, which mindset is particularly important for a future with this technology? 

In this special episode of the Fueling Creativity in Education podcast, Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood welcome Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist, renowned author, and the Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Listen in as Howard shares his perspective of creativity and how it’s changed throughout his career in education and research. He highlights the fascinating insights he learned from writing “Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Ghandi”. He speaks on how creativity is rewarded in educational spaces and how you can encourage kids to be creative regardless of the process, outcome, and reward.

My best advice for young people is to be a fragmenter – to take one aspect from one person and a second aspect from a second person, and so on. Don’t be too dependent on one role model. I think that’s a mistake

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Howard Gardner is an award-winning developmental psychologist and the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also the head of the Steering Committee of Harvard Project Zero, an educational research group composed of multiple, independently-sponsored research projects. In recognition of his contributions to both academic theory and public policy, he has received honorary degrees from thirty-one colleges and universities, including institutions in Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, South Korea, and Spain. He has twice been selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world.

Howard is the author of thirty books translated into thirty-two languages, and several hundred articles, best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences.

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