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Keeping the Professions Alive and True to their Mission: Lessons from the Netherlands

by Howard Gardner and Danny Mucinskas For those of us who believe that the professions are a remarkable human creation, worth maintaining and even enhancing, these are depressing times. On the one hand, so-called professionals, equipped with titles, prestige, and generous income, all too often behave in ways that are embarrassing, if not patently illegal. […]

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Three Founders of The Good Work Project Named Among Most Influential Psychologists

Howard Gardner, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, and William Damon, the three founders of the Good Work Project, have been recognized among the fifty most influential living psychologists in an online ranking by TheBestSchools.org. Howard Gardner comments below on this news. Generally speaking, I pay little attention to rankings. To be sure, it’s nice to be ranked higher, […]

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Test a New Online Module from The Good Project

The Good Project, a research unit of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is excited to announce the launch of a completely new and online module for students based on the GoodWork Toolkit. CLICK HERE to access the prototype and to give your feedback! The Good Project team, including Howard Gardner, has researched […]

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Raising Children Who Care About the Greater Good

In an era in which stakes are high for success and so much seems to be going awry in public life, how can we raise kids who care about the common good? This is the question posed in a blog in The Washington Post by Howard Gardner and his HGSE colleague Rick Weissbourd, Faculty Director […]

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Reinvigorating the Culture of Service in College

This week, I am delighted to post a piece by my long-time colleague Wendy Fischman. Wendy is a researcher at Project Zero and the project director of a major national study of higher education in the United States today. It’s been my privilege to work closely with Wendy over two decades on a number of […]

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