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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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Wolfram and Gardner Discuss Computational Thinking

Howard Gardner and Stephen Wolfram shared the stage on November 6, 2017, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss Wolfram’s theories of computational thinking. Stephen Wolfram is the creator several innovative computational systems and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. According to his website, he is a pioneer in the area of […]

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Contrasting Views of Human Behavior and Human Mind: An Epistemological Drama in Five Acts

Last month, I received an unexpected communication from Dr. Henry (Hank) Schlinger, a scholar whom I did not know. As he pointed out, this was a somewhat delayed communication, since it referred to an article of mine written quite some time ago.  In his note to me, Dr. Schlinger argued that I had been mistaken in my assertion that […]

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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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