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“Five Minds for the Future” Interview

Howard Gardner’s 2009 book Five Minds for the Future describes five specific dispositions that will be important for people to master in the future. These five capacities are: the disciplined mind, the synthesizing mind, the creating mind, the respectful mind, and the ethical mind. In the fourth edition of the Spanish-language periodical Plurilingüismo e Innovación Educativa, Gardner participated […]

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Recommendation Inflation

Letters of recommendation are a standard requirement of most academic and program admission applications, and most people have either written one or had one written for them in their lives. But are letters of recommendation an honest appraisal of the candidates and applicants that they describe? In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Howard Gardner argues in […]

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Spreading Scientific Understanding

“What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” This was the question asked of a number of experts by Edge.org, a website published and edited by author John Brockman, at the start of 2017. Howard Gardner answered that historiometrics, the field of study that explores human progress and the differences in individual […]

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MI and Habits of Mind in Arts Education

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner discuss their respective research on multiple intelligences and arts education, as well as how these two lines of work fit together, in a newly-released short video. Gardner is most known for the theory of multiple intelligences, a critique of the notion that humans have a single measurable intelligence, such as […]

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Gardner and Winner on Future Trends

Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner have both contributed to John Brockman’s 2017 book Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments.  The book is a collection of brief contributions from leading thinkers about the trends in science and society that are most important for everyone to understand. In her contribution, Winner discusses the […]

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