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Creativity and Creativities: A Tribute to Teresa Amabile

What is the nature of creativity? How is our understanding of creativity being shaped and changed by technological innovations and advances? And what lessons for the study of creativity can we draw from living in a globalized and information-saturated world? These are some of the questions that Howard Gardner raises in an essay honoring his […]

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Where is Talent?

Times Higher Education (THE) has published an article by Howard Gardner in which he discusses the nature of talent. Asking the question “Where is talent?”, Gardner talks about the way that talent might manifest in the brain, how individual talents relate to domains or professional areas such as the arts, and the importance of directing […]

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How Institutions Survive and Sometimes Thrive: A Challenge to Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Howard Gardner UPDATE: September 8, 2019 This blog was written in July 2019 and posted on August 12, 2019. Since then, there has been an upheaval at The Media Lab, and director Joi Ito has resigned. I have been a friend of the Lab for many years and admired much of what Joi Ito […]

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Interview: The Hidden Intelligences

Howard Gardner was recently interviewed by Dario Ruggiero, founder of the Italian organization Long Term Economy. The interview presents Gardner’s current views about multiple intelligences and its application in education and society. Below is the interview in full. Interview with Howard Gardner  (Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education) “THE HIDDEN […]

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Children and Multiple Intelligences: An Interview with “Les Plumes”

Howard Gardner was recently interviewed about multiple intelligences by French publication Magazine Les Plumes. Below are Gardner’s answers to six questions about the nature of intelligence, with special attention paid to implications for children and parents, including what to look for to know in which areas your child may display a particular strength. The interview […]

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