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Where is Talent?

Times Higher Education (THE) has published an article by Howard Gardner in which he discusses the nature of talent. Asking the question “Where is talent?”, Gardner talks about the way that talent might manifest in the brain, how individual talents relate to domains or professional areas such as the arts, and the importance of directing […]

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How Institutions Survive and Sometimes Thrive: A Challenge to Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Howard Gardner American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson famously declared, “Every institution is the shadow of one man.” Though this phrase may have sounded apt in the middle of the 19th century, it is clearly anachronistic today. One obvious point: women should be mentioned as well as men, or a neutral term like “person” should […]

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Interview: The Hidden Intelligences

Howard Gardner was recently interviewed by Dario Ruggiero, founder of the Italian organization Long Term Economy. The interview presents Gardner’s current views about multiple intelligences and its application in education and society. Below is the interview in full. Interview with Howard Gardner  (Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education) “THE HIDDEN […]

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Children and Multiple Intelligences: An Interview with “Les Plumes”

Howard Gardner was recently interviewed about multiple intelligences by French publication Magazine Les Plumes. Below are Gardner’s answers to six questions about the nature of intelligence, with special attention paid to implications for children and parents, including what to look for to know in which areas your child may display a particular strength. The interview […]

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Towards a Book

As readers of this blog are aware, we have for seven years been carrying out an ambitious national study of higher education. For the last year and a half, we have been busy—analyzing data, writing dozens of blogs, giving occasional talks. We believe that we could write hundreds of blogs, scores of articles, several books—but […]

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