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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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Teens and Technology: Few Simple Answers

Have smartphones destroyed a generation? Jean Twenge of San Diego State University asked this question in a widely-discussed article in the September 2017 edition of The Atlantic. She concludes that teens are on the verge of a mental health crisis due to the constant presence of these devices, which have been shown to have negative effects […]

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