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 that much of education today is focused on teaching literacies (such reading, writing, math, and now programming) and livelihoods (training for work). “I’m interested in what is between,” says Gardner, explaining that he is most intrigued by the power of liberal arts to help us understand the human condition, our past, and our present conditions and trends.
He further discusses the difference between “neighborly morality” and “ethics of roles” in his conception of the “good” and how these frameworks relate to the interconnected global society and its new challenges.
Watch the video in full below!