education

Gardner on Education in the 21st Century

Howard Gardner talks about his latest research on higher education in the US in a featured guest blog on Edge.org!

Describing how he came to focus on studying higher education and the connections of that work to his wider endeavors on the Good Project, particularly related to the future of professions, Gardner connects those inquiries to others he has made about digital engagement and the meaning of “lifelong learning.” In the end, Gardner concludes:

“Learning takes place throughout life. I’m hoping that some of my best work is still ahead of me, and if I’m deluding myself, I’m happy to be deluded. We need to forget about education as occurring for certain ages and certain places and think about it as happening from the moment of birth until senility. Here’s where I would take issue with Silicon Valley celebrants—the life of learning needs to involve other people; it can’t just be done completely online.”

Click here to read and comment on the full article online, which also includes a high-quality video interview on the same topics.

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