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Principal Tam, Mr. Alex O and Dr. Hong Sang Fung attended a talk conducted by the renowned scholar Howard Gardner, who established the theory of multiple intelligence 30 years ago.


The talk is called “Beyond Wit and Grit”, in which Gardner raised an issue about what one needs to be successful. What is “Wit and Grit”? It means “To be smart and work hard”. Nowadays, multiple intelligence is adopted as an instructional direction to curriculum design in educational authorities as well as primary and secondary schools. In fact, Gardner’s theory has been playing an important role in education in the twenty-first century.


Dr. Fung, Mr. O, Prof. Howard Gardner and Dr. Tam

A Talk by Prof. Howard Gardner (13-11-2014)

Howard Earl Gardner (born July 11, 1943) is an American developmental psychologist and the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He is currently the senior director of Harvard Project Zero, and since 1995, he has been the co-director of the Good Project.


Gardner has written hundreds of research articles and thirty books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, as outlined in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.


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