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Should We Require All Students to Take Philosophy?

In July 2018, I published an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Why We Should Require All Students to Take 2 Philosophy Courses,” in which I contended that all college students should be required to take two courses in philosophy—one during their freshman year, the second during their last year of college. This requirement would […]

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Good Lives: Students Working Together to Build Community

by Wendy Fischman At the University of La Verne, all incoming students participate in a first year initiative called FLEX (First-Year Learning Experience), in which students choose from twenty different “learning communities” through which they take classes and become involved in the community within and beyond campus. FLEX is the first experience of the larger […]

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Mensa Research Journal Features Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s work on multiple intelligences is the cover story for the Spring 2018 issue of the Mensa Research Journal, Mensa’s triannual journal publication. Last year, Gardner was honored with the 2017 Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of human intelligence. Mensa is the world’s largest society for individuals with high […]

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Gardner Meets Dr. Ruth in Harvard Ed. Magazine

Harvard Ed. Magazine, the official magazine publication of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recently released its Summer 2018 issue. In an A-Z recap of the 2017-2018 school year, Howard Gardner is featured in an image with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sex therapist and media personality, who visited HGSE in October 2017. Dr. Ruth also […]

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Building a Bridge: Writing in Science and Mathematics Classes at Kenyon College

An Introductory Message from Howard Gardner For the last year, I’ve been writing blogs regularly. Their foci have varied: books that I value, autobiographical notes, stimulating museum exhibitions, academic programs and approaches that I admire, and thoughts about higher education—past, present, and future. I’ve focused on educational experiences that are transformative—sometimes for me, often for […]

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