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January 2019 Lecture Series: Gardner on a National Study of Higher Education

Since 2012, Howard Gardner and colleagues have worked on a study of colleges and universities in the United States, which they have recently written about in blog posts on this site. On January 8, 10, and 14, 2019, Gardner will be presenting a three-part lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, titled “A […]

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“A Rage to Master”: A Blog on Gifted Children by Dr. Ellen Winner

Below, we are reprinting a blog post concerning gifted children that originally appeared on Howard Gardner’s official website for MI Theory, multipleintelligencesoasis.org. Consistent with the name and purpose of this website, most of the entries provide support for the notion of several, relatively independent intellectual capacities, called the “multiple intelligences.” That includes reports on gifted children, most […]

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Peer Advising: Benefits and Challenges

by Alina Fein and Wendy Fischman In many ways, the African adage “it takes a village to raise a child” also applies to college-age students. In speaking with graduating students from many different institutions about their college experience, one would be hard-pressed to find a student who managed to get through the undergraduate years without any […]

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Keeping the Professions Alive and True to their Mission: Lessons from the Netherlands

by Howard Gardner and Danny Mucinskas For those of us who believe that the professions are a remarkable human creation, worth maintaining and even enhancing, these are depressing times. On the one hand, so-called professionals, equipped with titles, prestige, and generous income, all too often behave in ways that are embarrassing, if not patently illegal. […]

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To Belong, or Not To Belong: That Is The Question

by Wendy Fischman What is the most transformative educational experience you have had to date? In our national study of higher education, we posed this question to individuals across 10 disparate colleges and universities. Students (incoming and graduating), faculty, young alums, trustees, parents, and job recruiters gave a predictable wide range of responses—specific college courses, […]

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