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Opinion: The ‘app generation’ meets the pandemic

How will the “App Generation,” a cohort that expects there to be “just-in-time” solutions and answers to a wide range of needs and desires, respond to the pandemic? Howard Gardner and Katie Davis offer their opinion in The Seattle Times. Click here to read the piece in full.

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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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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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Why I Changed My Mind About Anonymous Donations

In 1990, in Boston, I attended a conference on school reform. At the end of the last session, a courteous gentleman, clearly from out of town, asked in a tentative manner if I could give him a lift to his hotel. As it was convenient, I readily agreed. At the conclusion of the ride, the […]

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