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Video: Gardner Interviewed in Chile

In August 2018, Howard Gardner traveled to South America to visit both Chile and Brazil and speak regarding his work on The Good Project and the book Changing Minds. During his trip, Gardner had the opportunity to be interviewed by journalist Humberto Sichel for the CNN Chile program “Futuro 360.” A video of this interview, […]

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What’s in a Name? The Puzzle of the Liberal Arts

by Sophie Blumert At the end of every interview in our national study of higher education, we ask the same question: “What does the phrase ‘liberal arts’ mean to you?” We find that many answers left much to be desired—students across diverse campuses have only the vaguest ideas about what the liberal arts are, or […]

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Beyond “Pure” Mental Models of College: Parallel Versus Intertwined

by Jeffrey Robinson How do students view the purpose of college? What do they value—the piece of paper they receive at the end, the courses that they take, the social and extracurricular opportunities, or the overall experience? In our large national study of higher education, we have interviewed more than 1,000 students who come from […]

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The Method in Our Madness: Data Collection and Analysis for Our Study of Higher Education, Part III

by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner When hearing about our ambitious national study of higher education (click here for more information), colleagues often ask us how we went about carrying out the study and how we will analyze the various kinds of data and draw conclusions. At first blush, the decision to carry out approximately 2000 […]

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The Method in Our Madness: Data Collection and Analysis for Our Study of Higher Education, Part II

by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner When hearing about our ambitious national study of higher education (click here for more information), colleagues often ask us how we went about carrying out the study and how we will analyze the various kinds of data and draw conclusions. At first blush, the decision to carry out approximately 2000 […]

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