“Doing things in a new way is easy; we call this novelty. What’s challenging is to do things in a new way that eventually gets accepted by others; we call this creativity. What’s even more challenging is to do something in a new way that is ethical and advances the human condition; we call this ‘good work.’” – Howard Gardner
Nearly everyone would like to live in a world in which individuals are good persons, good workers, and good citizens. Yet most everyone would also agree that too many counterexamples to these ideals exist. How can we rectify this situation?
The Good Project is an ensemble of research projects designed to understand the nature of various “goods” and, importantly, to promote their realization in our time.
Through its variety of components, the Good Project investigates realms such as work (Good Work), civic participation (Good Citizenship), organizational collaboration (Good Collaboration), family life (the Family Dinner Project), conceptions of quality (Quality), higher education (Good Education), and the use of digital media amongst youth (Good Play). The Good Project has designed a range of public materials that concern and promote these “goods,” including toolkits, courses, and publications. The project welcomes inquiries and is open to possible collaborations.
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