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A Conversation with Chomsky

On October 10, 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Education welcomed renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky for a conversation with Howard Gardner. In a far-ranging discussion touching upon linguistics, societal trends, education, politics, and more, Chomsky shared his insights and opinions on many topics while Gardner facilitated, reflected, and took student questions. Watch a video […]

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Scientists Making a Difference

Reflecting on your life, what has been your greatest accomplishment so far and why? A version of this question was asked to Howard Gardner and ninety-nine other behavioral and brain scientists, each of whom wrote a summary of their most important contribution to the field for the book Scientists Making a Difference, edited by Robert T. […]

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Short Video: Gardner’s Educational Vision

Earlier this year, Howard Gardner participated in a short interview for a conference held on the far northern island of Svalbard, Norway, by the Aurora Borealis Foundation. Now, a video with highlights from the interview is available on Vimeo. In this video, Gardner succinctly summarizes some of his most powerful thoughts about education. He states […]

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French TV: Gardner Discusses Trump

With the 2016 election fast approaching in the United States, coverage in the news media has been nonstop as nearly daily scandals have marred both the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and divided the public. Howard Gardner was interviewed for a segment on the French television show “Quotidien” about Donald Trump’s consistent pattern […]

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Higher Ed and the Teenage Brain

Every fall, colleges across the United States and the world welcome students back to campus, including a class of new freshmen, many of whom are leaving their homes to live on their own for the first time. Of course, parents across the spectrum share concerns about how their teenage children will behave in this new environment. […]

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