An interview with Howard Gardner: John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs research professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Maria Luisa Marilù Chiofalo 1 2 * , Claudia Giudici 3, Howard Gardner 4
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1 Department of Physics “Enrico Fermi”, Pisa, University of Pisa, ITALY
2 INFN–Pisa Section, Pisa, ITALY
3 Reggio Children, Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia, ITALY
4 Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, USA
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Abstract

The present interview was realized for the occasion of the panel on “Educating to Scientific Thinking” at the sixth Edition of the General States of Digital School in Bergamo (Italy, 2021). The interview focuses on six topics reflecting on scientific thinking, the forms of creativity and the many intelligences that it hinges on. Introduced by observations on the educational system, each question is asked in the light of the ideas developed in “A Synthesizing Mind”, as well as in “Frames of Mind”, “The Good Project”, and “Five Minds for Future”. From the conversation, a consistent picture emerges, which is in fact continuously evolving while artificial intelligence and quantum technologies pervade our everyday lives, and fundamental research questions about the human mind gain the center of the stage.

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Article Type: Interview

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12035

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2022 - Volume 18 Issue 6, Article No: em2112

Publication date: 20 Apr 2022

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