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American Philosophical Society Publishes Jerome Bruner Memoir

Howard Gardner’s memoir of Jerome Bruner, the pioneering cognitive psychologist who passed away at the age of 100 in 2016, has been published by the American Philosophical Society. In this reflection, Gardner provides an overview of Bruner’s life, work, and influence, including personal recollections. The essay appeared in the December 2017 of Proceedings of the American […]

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Bill Drayton and Howard Gardner in Conversation

In December 2017, Bill Drayton and Howard Gardner—friends since their days as classmates at Harvard College—had a wide-ranging conversation at the Harvard Club in New York City. This lightly edited version of that conversation highlights Bill’s vision of the changes that are taking place at rapid pace around the world and how they can and should lead to […]

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Recommendation Inflation

Letters of recommendation are a standard requirement of most academic and program admission applications, and most people have either written one or had one written for them in their lives. But are letters of recommendation an honest appraisal of the candidates and applicants that they describe? In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Howard Gardner argues in […]

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Spreading Scientific Understanding

“What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” This was the question asked of a number of experts by Edge.org, a website published and edited by author John Brockman, at the start of 2017. Howard Gardner answered that historiometrics, the field of study that explores human progress and the differences in individual […]

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Gardner and Winner on Future Trends

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner have both contributed to John Brockman’s 2017 book Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments.  The book is a collection of brief contributions from leading thinkers about the trends in science and society that are most important for everyone to understand. In her contribution, Winner discusses the […]

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