SEAS Students Learn About “Good Work”
Harvard education professor Howard Gardner, who first espoused the theory of multiple intelligences, will speak to SEAS students on "What is Good Work and How Can I Achieve It?" Dr. Gardner is director of the GoodWork Project, a large-scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work--work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners--and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.
The lecture, sponsored by SEAS's Center for Technology, Innovation, and Community Engagement (CTICE) and by the Columbia University Scholars Program, will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, in the C.P. Davis Auditorium in the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research.
Howard Gardner is the author of over 20 books translated into 27 languages and several hundred articles, and is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that there exists but a single human intelligence that can be assessed by standard psychometric instruments. He is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981, and holds honorary degrees from 22 colleges and universities, including institutions in Ireland, Italy, Israel, Chile, and South Korea. In 2005 and again in 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world.
SEAS's Center for Technology, Innovation, and Community Engagement (CTICE) was established in 2006 to foster university-community partnerships, promote community-based learning, and build community capacity. The Center develops and implements programs for Columbia students, local K-12 public schools, community organizations, and community residents. The community-based learning curriculum, which CTICE supports, constitutes one of the nation's largest college-level community-based learning programs, involving 700 students per year working on more than 100 community projects.
Posted:Oct 8 2008