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What Concept Needs an English Word?

If you could add a word to the English language that doesn’t currently exist, what concept or idea would that word express? This was a question posed by The Atlantic to readers and a handful of commentators. In it’s October 2016 issue, the magazine published some of the most thoughtful answers, including Howard Gardner’s response. Gardner’s proposal, one […]

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Gardner Discusses Intelligence in Chile

In June 2016, Howard Gardner visited Chile to deliver two talks for Seminarium, an executive leadership education organization in Latin America. Gardner spoke to an audience of 2,000 attendees about his well-known theory of multiple intelligences and about his book Five Minds for the Future, which concerns the types of skills needed to succeed in the 21st […]

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Gardner’s Vision as Sec. of Education

If you were the United States Secretary of Education, what would you seek to achieve? What would your priorities be for your term in office? Howard Gardner was asked to consider these questions during a September 2016 interview with Cathy Rubin for her website CMRubinWorld (also reprinted in other publications). In this piece, Gardner shares his […]

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Two Surprising MI Fans

Howard Gardner’s most well-known contribution to psychology, the theory of multiple intelligences (MI), has been extensive employed in educational contexts since its proposal in the 1983 book Frames of Mind. Today, thousands of educators across the world use MI theory as an integral part of their classrooms or as a foundational philosophy of their schools. As the […]

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Does Practice Make Perfect?

Is it a perennial question: are we born with advantages that allow us to become experts or geniuses in particular areas, is it all up to the training we receive, or is it a combination of both? A July 2016 magazine article in Time examines this question, prompted by the publication of the book Peak: Secrets from […]

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