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An “Industrial Ph.D.”: Oxymoron, or the Salvation of Higher Education?

by Howard Gardner The University of Reggio Emilia and Modena in Northern Italy has announced an ‘industrial Ph.D.” in “Reggio Childhood Studies” and has admitted an initial cohort of ten students. Over the course of three years, the doctoral candidates will take courses, decide on a thesis topic, carry out the necessary library and/or empirical […]

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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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