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What Is A Profession? A Tip

Early September 2019. My wife and I have a free day in Zurich. From a menu offered by our hosts, we decide to take two tours. In the morning, we elect to tour the old city by foot—visiting buildings, gardens, squares, historical landmarks, and shops both old and contemporary. We have a terrific guide, who […]

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Embedding Ethics in University

What role can organizations like institutions of higher learning play in encouraging ethical behavior? This was a question that Howard Gardner tackled as a featured speaker at the World Academic Summit in September 2019, organized by Times Higher Education in Zurich. In a panel discussion on definitions of talent, Gardner pushed for the encouragement of […]

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Creativity and Creativities: A Tribute to Teresa Amabile

What is the nature of creativity? How is our understanding of creativity being shaped and changed by technological innovations and advances? And what lessons for the study of creativity can we draw from living in a globalized and information-saturated world? These are some of the questions that Howard Gardner raises in an essay honoring his […]

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Where is Talent?

Times Higher Education (THE) has published an article by Howard Gardner in which he discusses the nature of talent. Asking the question “Where is talent?”, Gardner talks about the way that talent might manifest in the brain, how individual talents relate to domains or professional areas such as the arts, and the importance of directing […]

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How Institutions Survive and Sometimes Thrive: A Challenge to Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Howard Gardner UPDATE: September 8, 2019 This blog was written in July 2019 and posted on August 12, 2019. Since then, there has been an upheaval at The Media Lab, and director Joi Ito has resigned. I have been a friend of the Lab for many years and admired much of what Joi Ito […]

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