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Gardner Interviewed on “Changing Minds”

In 2004, Howard Gardner published his book Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds. This book explored the nature of what it means to change someone’s thinking and how the process of thought-change functions. Our own era of political partisanship and strongly divided opinions makes it seem as […]

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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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Intertwining “Multiple Intelligences” and “Good Work”

by Howard Gardner Close to forty years after I first began to write about the concept “Multiple Intelligences,” the topic still dominates my mailbox, with questions arising each day, often from scholars, researchers, or educators in remote corners of the world. And while nearly every question has been posed before, I try when possible to […]

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2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

For the second year in a row, Howard Gardner is the third most influential education thinker on the annual RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, released by Rick Hess in Education Week via the American Enterprise Institute. The list compiles statistics about American scholars shaping educational policy and practice, including Google Scholar rankings, Amazon information, and press […]

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