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Does Debunking Ever Get Out of Hand?

In a piece in The Washington Post, Howard Gardner comments on what he believes is a pervasive culture of debunking “neuromyths” that has run somewhat rampant. While acknowledging that skepticism and myth-busting is important, Gardner cautions against a rising debunking industry that relies too much on absolutist statements or on poking holes in otherwise meritorious […]

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It’s High Time for High Schools: Preparing Students for College and Beyond

by Wendy Fischman My Current Soapbox Nearly all American students go to high school, and about two thirds of them eventually go to college. Optimally, the transition to college should be smooth—students should be equipped with appropriate cognitive skills and content knowledge for higher education. Students also need a certain degree of maturity in order […]

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Intertwining “Multiple Intelligences” and “Good Work”

by Howard Gardner Close to forty years after I first began to write about the concept “Multiple Intelligences,” the topic still dominates my mailbox, with questions arising each day, often from scholars, researchers, or educators in remote corners of the world. And while nearly every question has been posed before, I try when possible to […]

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Festschrift for Ellen Winner

Howard Gardner has published a contribution to his wife Ellen Winner’s Festschrift. A Festschrift is a collection of articles and reflections released in honor of a scholar, usually around a milestone in their career or birthday. Gardner’s reflections touch on the many qualities of Ellen as a scholar that he values and appreciates. Click here […]

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Creativity and Creativities: A Tribute to Teresa Amabile

What is the nature of creativity? How is our understanding of creativity being shaped and changed by technological innovations and advances? And what lessons for the study of creativity can we draw from living in a globalized and information-saturated world? These are some of the questions that Howard Gardner raises in an essay honoring his […]

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