Archive | April, 2017

“Five Minds for the Future” Interview

Howard Gardner’s 2009 book Five Minds for the Future describes five specific dispositions that will be important for people to master in the future. These five capacities are: the disciplined mind, the synthesizing mind, the creating mind, the respectful mind, and the ethical mind. In the fourth edition of the Spanish-language periodical Plurilingüismo e Innovación Educativa, Gardner participated […]

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Recommendation Inflation

Letters of recommendation are a standard requirement of most academic and program admission applications, and most people have either written one or had one written for them in their lives. But are letters of recommendation an honest appraisal of the candidates and applicants that they describe? In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Howard Gardner argues in […]

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