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Reflections on Education in the Arts

In honor of the Museum of Modern Art’s 80th year of museum education programming, Howard Gardner has written a contribution on Medium in which he reflects on what his fifty years of experience have taught him about education in the arts. Click here to read the piece in full via Medium, in which Gardner discusses […]

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The Remarkable von Humboldt Brothers

Throughout much of the 19th century, the von Humboldt brothers were among the most famous persons in the world—celebrities before that term was bandied about. Alexander (1769-1859) was known for his pioneering five-year trip as a naturalist to Latin America and for his synthesizing writings, chief among them his multi-volume Cosmos. His older brother Wilhelm (1767-1835) was renowned for […]

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The Arts Have Much More to Teach Us

In the sea of claims about arts education, especially the idea that study of the arts leads to higher academic achievement overall, what is true, and what calls for more research? In a piece for Education Week, Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner reflect on this question, calling for further examination of artistic thinking and practice. […]

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Learning in a New Key

I am probably fairly typical. I remember my freshman year in college—and indeed the first weeks of my freshman year—more vividly than comparable later (or earlier) periods of my education. I remember each of my classes, the teachers, the classmates, the setting, and even some of the lessons and readings. Psychologists call this “the primacy […]

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Test a New Online Module from The Good Project

The Good Project, a research unit of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is excited to announce the launch of a completely new and online module for students based on the GoodWork Toolkit. CLICK HERE to access the prototype and to give your feedback! The Good Project team, including Howard Gardner, has researched […]

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