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PLATO: An Important Scholarly Initiative That Deserves To Be Widely Known

What happens when a problem on the minds of many thoughtful people intersects with the knowledge, skills, and research agenda of a large part of the scholarly community? An important question! There is the distinct possibility that progress will be made, but, alas, there is also the possibility that the findings and conclusions will be […]

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Embedding Ethics in University

What role can organizations like institutions of higher learning play in encouraging ethical behavior? This was a question that Howard Gardner tackled as a featured speaker at the World Academic Summit in September 2019, organized by Times Higher Education in Zurich. In a panel discussion on definitions of talent, Gardner pushed for the encouragement of […]

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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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Gardner’s International Work in Education

A recent inquiry to Howard Gardner prompted him to take a look at the international dimensions and impact of his work. Gardner has worked on many different international issues—some alone, some with colleagues, and many of them with colleagues at Harvard Project Zero (of which he was a founding member fifty years ago). Below, these […]

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Should We Require All Students to Take Philosophy?

In July 2018, I published an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Why We Should Require All Students to Take 2 Philosophy Courses,” in which I contended that all college students should be required to take two courses in philosophy—one during their freshman year, the second during their last year of college. This requirement would […]

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