David Perkins



David Perkins is the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a founding member and senior co-director of Project Zero, an R&D institute operating for over 50 years at that institution. He has maintained long-term programs of research and development on thinking skills, creativity, learning with understanding, and organizational learning; and collaborated on educational initiatives in several parts of the world. He has spoken and published widely on the themes of thinking, understanding, and learning. He is the author of many articles and several well-known books, including Future Wise (Jossey-Bass, 2014) about what’s worth teaching and learning today, Making Learning Whole (Jossey-Bass, 2008) about organizing learning around full meaningful endeavors, King Arthur’s Round Table (Wiley, 2003) about organizational intelligence and learning, The Eureka Effect (Norton, 2001) about creative thinking, Outsmarting IQ (The Free Press, 1995) on intelligence and its cultivation, and Smart Schools (The ¬†Free Press, 1992) on teaching and learning for understanding.