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Spreading Scientific Understanding

“What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” This was the question asked of a number of experts by Edge.org, a website published and edited by author John Brockman, at the start of 2017. Howard Gardner answered that historiometrics, the field of study that explores human progress and the differences in individual […]

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MI and Habits of Mind in Arts Education

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner discuss their respective research on multiple intelligences and arts education, as well as how these two lines of work fit together, in a newly-released short video. Gardner is most known for the theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that humans have a single measurable intelligence, such as […]

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Gardner and Winner on Future Trends

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner have both contributed to John Brockman’s 2017 book Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments.  The book is a collection of brief contributions from leading thinkers about the trends in science and society that are most important for everyone to understand. In her contribution, Winner discusses the […]

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Why Philanthropy Is Not a Profession

Many occupations today call themselves “professions,” but what does it mean for a domain to truly be a profession, and does philanthropy count? According to Howard Gardner, the field of philanthropy is not yet a true profession, an argument he makes in a February 2017 opinion piece published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Click here to […]

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Trump’s View of Intelligence

Donald Trump has made a variety of statements about intelligence both during his election campaign and his short time in office. Calling himself a “really smart person” and claiming his Cabinet has the “highest IQ” ever, he has also stated he “loves the poorly educated” and found high levels of support amongst those without college […]

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