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Is the “app mentality” killing creativity?

Katie Davis and Howard Gardner’s 2013 book The App Generation has been featured in an article from T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education). In the detailed piece, Davis and Gardner outline the most salient points gleaned from the research that led to the book, including the tendency of today’s youth to see their lives as a […]

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Changing the Mindset of Education

An article in the Huffington Post‘s Education section has referenced Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences in a call for greater empowerment of students’ abilities. Columnists Arina Bokas and Rod Rock draw on Carol Dweck’s research to delineate two mindsets about success in education: 1) a fixed mindset where people believe that their achievements are due […]

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Gardner Speaks at Arts Summit

On May 16, 2015, Howard Gardner delivered an address on the topic of arts education at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as a part of the Aspen Institute’s Arts Summit “The Road Forward.” Summarizing the history of education in the arts over the past decades, Gardner surveys the current state […]

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Hall Fellow Lecture at Concord Academy

On April 27-28, 2015, Howard Gardner visited Concord Academy in Concord, MA, to deliver the annual Hall Fellow lectures to the school community. Speaking to parents and alums on the evening of April 27 and to students and teachers on the morning of April 28, Gardner delivered a talk on “Beyond Wit and Grit” about […]

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Finland, the Common Core, and MI

The Huffington Post’s World Post reports that Finland has adopted new standards for its National Core Curriculum similar to those of the Common Core in the United States. Under the new regulations, Finnish educators would no longer teach subjects like math, science, or history to students; instead, learning will be topical, meaning that lessons will be […]

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