“Has the pervasiveness of cheating made moral behavior passé? Is honesty for suckers?” These were the questions asked of several specialists in the September 29 edition of the “Room for Debate” column in the New York Times, a feature in which various experts offer their …
Satirical newspaper The Onion published a short piece in August 2015 parodying recent college graduates who may go to work for a good cause simply to bide their time until the economy improves. The story is based on an interview with fictional …
It may be simple for us to peg Western morality as being more liberal, chastising only “serious behavior” as the author notes. However, we can also recognize that there may be actions common to other cultures that can be seen by Western culture with an eye that is more scrutinizing.
Howard Gardner’s chapter “Reclaiming Disinterestedness for the Digital Era,” about the modern importance of maintaining disinterested and impartial behavior in the professions, has been included in the recently published book From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Era, edited by Danielle …
Katie Davis and Howard Gardner’s 2013 book The App Generation has been featured in an article from T.H.E. Journal (Technological Horizons in Education). In the detailed piece, Davis and Gardner outline the most salient points gleaned from the research that led to the …
On May 16, 2015, Howard Gardner delivered an address on the topic of arts education at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as a part of the Aspen Institute’s Arts Summit “The Road Forward.” Summarizing the history of …
During the Good Work Project’s research into the professions, one of the most common themes from hundreds of worker interviews was the difficulty of navigating tricky ethical waters encountered in the workplace. Oftentimes, professionals were not certain how to proceed when faced …
The proliferation of digital media platforms and new technologies has revolutionized the way we communicate in 21st century. Social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not only spaces where exchanges occurs between friends but have become powerful tools for spreading …
On Friday, April 10, 2015, Howard Gardner spoke at Harvard’s Memorial Church as a part of the daily Morning Prayers session. Speakers are invited to Morning Prayers to discuss a topic of their choice, particularly one that has meaningful implications for the …
Dan Goleman and I are always yoked together because both of us challenged the idea of a single intelligence in a way that was immediately understood by the general public, especially by teachers and business leaders. We are friends and are very much …
The “funnel effect” is a phenomenon first defined by Good Project researchers Margot Locker, Lynn Barendsen, and Wendy Fischman about the way in which, despite broad interests upon entering college, Harvard graduates often end up pursuing employment solely within the finance and …
A new movement in the measurement of worker productivity, featured in the New York Times, has taken root in Silicon Valley’s tech companies. Startups such as BetterWorks, which allows employees to set goals visible to their co-workers and managers rendered as digital …
A book chapter by Wendy Fischman and Lynn Barendsen about the Good Project’s research on Quality has been published and is available online. Found within the volume Enabling Positive Change, the chapter is titled “Positive Change and Quality of Time in Daily Life” …
Tulsa Public Radio Interviews Howard Gardner about his Life’s Work and the Brock International Prize
On March 24, 2015, Howard Gardner accepted the Brock International Prize in Education at a special symposium in Tulsa, OK, in recognition of the influence of his ideas and the theory of multiple intelligences on education around the world. As a part …
Tonight at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CT, the 2015 Brock Prize Symposium will be livestreamed via the Brock Prize website, and will feature Howard Gardner, the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate.
On Friday, March 13th, Facing History and Ourselves and Project Zero hosted the third annual Day of Learning, a symposium which challenges educators and students to delve into key social justice questions behind the presence of oppression in our world.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a partner of the Good Project, has recently established the Joan and Fred Miller Distinguished Professor of Good Work.
On Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm, Howard Gardner will be speaking at the Brock International Prize Symposium at the University of Tulsa.
The Family Dinner Project’s Teacher Network Twitter Chat on “Keeping Kids Healthy”, on 2/19 at 8pm EST
On Thursday February 19th at 8pm EST, The Family Dinner Project (@FDP_Tweets) will be joined by co-host Allison Howe, MPH of DontPanicMom.com (@DontPanicMom) to discuss strategies for keeping kids healthy and carrying positive habits between home and school.
An article in Nature focuses on the Research Excellence Framework in the UK, an assessment of British universities that measures the “impact” of empirical research on society. Scientists have emphasized efforts that demonstrate “good work” in the assessment, attempting to illustrate impactful projects and …
Jeffrey Beard, former Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization and current Chairman and Founder of Global Study Pass, has written a blog post on Howard Gardner’s perceptions of “Good Grit”. To see the post, click here: http://www.educationworld.com/blog/true-grit-jeffrey-beard
Howard Gardner has been awarded the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education for his contributions to the field of education.
Good Participation Team’s Follow-Up Research on Youth’s Civic Expression Published in International Journal of Communication
Good Participation researchers Emily Weinstein, Margaret Rundle, and Carrie James have published a follow-up study to their original research on youth’s civic expression online and offline.
Howard Gardner to speak at lecture series on “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed” at Harvard Graduate School of Education
Howard Gardner will be speaking at a three-part lecture series at Harvard Graduate School of Education from Tuesday January 6th to Tuesday January 20th on “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed”.
Howard Gardner and Jim Reese’s Washington Post piece on the Obamas and Considerations for a Teaching Career
The Washington Post has published a piece written by Howard Gardner and Jim Reese, of the Washington International School, on why the Obamas should consider teaching at an urban public school after the completion of President Obama’s second term in office.
“The Literati Scene”, Boston-based program that focuses on different authors, recently featured an interview with the show’s co-host, Smoki Bacon, and Howard Gardner
The Family Dinner Project’s Home-School Connections Twitter Chat to be held on November 17th at 8pm EST
On Monday, November 17th at 8pm EST, please join The Family Dinner Project and co-host Bettina Siegel of The Lunch Tray (@thelunchtray) as we moderate the Family Dinner Project/Teacher Allies Twitter Chat, where we will be discussing the successes and challenges of home-school connections.
Good Project researcher Carrie James was recently featured on “The Social Network Show”, where she discussed her new book Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and The Ethics Gap.
In August 2014, 24 rising high school seniors came to Cambridge, MA for a weeklong Global Citizens Youth Summit. The Summit, founded by Yumi Kuwana of the Global Citizens Initiative (GCI), focused on Fairness and Freedom.
The Washington Post’s The Answer Sheet blog has featured a blog post by Howard Gardner looking at education today and the role of the Good Project in it.
On Friday September 19th, 2014, the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted “8 for 8″, where eight faculty members discussed their ideas for innovation in education. Howard Gardner was one of these eight faculty members, and he gave a talk looking “Beyond Wit and Grit”.
In a blog post, education scholar Mike Rose discusses some cautions he has on how character education is currently viewed and what implications it has for students and wider society.
The Good Project/Project Zero researcher Carrie James is excited to announce the publication of Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap. Based on qualitative research carried out as part of our Good Play Project, Disconnected is an account of how youth, and …
Daniel Goleman, known for his work on Emotional Intelligence, has written an article, for LinkedIn, focusing on how Good Work can support career planning .
Howard Gardner was quoted in a recent Boston Globe article on online marketplace for study materials being developed Cengage Learning and Flashnotes. He has offered further commentary on the article here:
A recent TED article, “There’s No App for Good Teaching”, features Good Project researchers Howard Gardner and Katie Davis and The App Generation.
Nick Standlea of Test Prep Gurus has created a video discussing positive psychology that features Good Work.
The MIT Press will be releasing Good Project researcher Carrie James’ book, Disconnected, in October 2014.
Days 3 and 4 of Project Zero Classroom gave educators a chance to learn about the research and tools of the Good Project. One of the mini-courses offered on Day 3 was “The Good Project: Ideas and Tools for a Good Life”. …
Project Zero Classroom Day 2: Talking about How We Talk (Digitally), and Working on How We Define ‘Good Work’
The second day of 2014’s Project Zero Classroom provided educators with opportunities to discuss the spectrum of challenges they face in working with students and learning how to apply different Project Zero thinking approaches and curricular materials in the context of their …
Project Zero Classroom at Harvard Graduate School of Education, a 5-day institute for teachers to learn about instructional techniques and curricular materials associated with Project Zero research studies and initiatives, is currently under way.
Project Zero will be hosting a conference for educators called “Project Zero Perspectives: making, thinking, understanding” from October 10-12, 2014 at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, CA. Major focus areas of the conference will be global competence, creativity and the maker movement, the digital age, and making learning and thinking visible.
Bloomsberg News has recently published an article by Andrea Ovans titled “Do You Really Want to Be Yourself at Work?” This article discusses the extent to which we want to show aspects of our personal self in our professional persona.
The Good Project has recently published on thegoodproject.org 20 Good Work Lesson Plans for teachers to use in the classroom.
Good Project Researchers will be involved with the inaugural Global Citizens Summit for Youth from August 2-9, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. This summit, hosted by the Global Citizens Initiative, brings together twenty-four scholars who are rising juniors and seniors in secondary school …
Good Project researchers Emily Weinstein, Katie Davis, Zachary Clark, and Donna DiBartolomeo have had their research on creativity featured in Ed. Magazine
Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath have written an op-ed for the New York Times on engagement in work.
During Harvard College’s Baccalaureate service on Tuesday May 27th, 2014, University President Drew Faust urged the Class of 2014 to not only pursue excellence in their work but also to be “facing outward, acting for the sake of a better human community.” …
Howard Gardner, noted psychologist and educator, turned 70 in 2013. To commemorate this occasion, Mindy Kornhaber and Ellen Winner invited colleagues to contribute essays in Gardner’s honor. One hundred and sixteen scholarly colleagues—Gardner’s teachers, peers, fellow scholars, and former students—responded to this invitation.
On Wednesday, June 4th at 7pm EST, please join Amy Hoffman (@alh2230), 1st/2nd grade teacher at Unity Charter School in New Jersey, as she moderates the Good Work Excellence Twitter Chat, where we will be discussing what excellence means and how we can teach it.
In an article published by the magazine The New Republic, Jeffrey Aaron Snyder discusses issues with growing approaches to character education involving measurement of qualities such as “grit”
When we think about what getting a college degree from an elite institution like Harvard College means, we might see it as a door to countless opportunities and also a launching pad to become a leader and changemaker in society. According to …
The Purpose Economy 100, an initiative designed to recognize individuals who “are driving the evolution of our economy from one based on information to one based on people and their quest for purpose,” recently named Howard Gardner as one of its 100 …
Howard Gardner will be discussing The App Generation and its implications for the music world on Thursday May 15th at the Harvard Club of Boston.
On April 16, 2014 a workshop and discussion on “Morality+Humanity: Education Beyond Textbooks” was conducted as part of the Nirmaan India Speaker Series. The two featured presenters were Mridul Batra, Masters Candidate at HGSE and Founder of Abrome, an online platform that …
Global Gurus has ranked Howard Gardner as #11 for the World’s Top Management Professionals for 2014.
In “Fewer Tests, Not More”, Howard Gardner gives us his response to a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece by John Mayer.
Today’s youth are completely absorbed by their technological devices, which has begun to raise some concerning questions. Many are beginning to wonder whether technology is impeding creativity in today’s youth.
Good Project researcher Howard Gardner has been ranked #3 on a list of “university-based scholars in the U.S. who are contributing most substantially to public debates about education.
CNN.com’s Opinion section recently featured a post on The Good Project and Eric Liu (founder of Citizen University)’s “Questions to ask for New Year”.
Howard Gardner Speaks on “Assessing Learning for Action and Impact” Panel at Harvard School of Public Health’s Second Century Symposium
On November 1, 2013, the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) hosted the Second Century Symposium, an event held to discuss the future of public health education on the occasion of HPSH’s 100th anniversary. Among a number of panels held that day, a panel on “Assessing Learning for Action and Impact” was held that included Good Project Researcher Howard Gardner
Good Project researcher Carrie James to moderate “Kids and Digital Media” event at Weston High School, MA
On Wednesday November 13th at 7pm, Good Project researcher Carrie James will be moderating a presentation and panel called “Kids and Digital Media” at Weston High School in Weston, MA.
Howard Gardner recently discussed the motivations for and the relevance of the Good Work Project in his interview with the German weekly Die Zeit.
Celebrated journalist Roger Mudd, who has funded the new Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University, has cited Howard Gardner in his opinion article on ethical issues in the 21st century.
Ryan began with some critical questions: how do we help our students to become ethical decision makers, committed to doing high quality work, and help them to find things they really care about? The good work framework was useful as Blair faculty engaged in conversations about how students relate to and treat others, how they can lead the most meaningful life at Blair and then ultimately, beyond Blair.
Good Project Researcher Emily Weinstein Collaborates with Massachusetts High School to Understand Students’ Use of Technology and Parenting in The Digital Age
Good Project Researcher Emily Weinstein is collaborating with Sean Bevan, the Principal of Westwood High School in Massachusetts, to conduct research and outreach with school community members on how students use technology and what responsibilities and boundaries parents can take in this area.
HGSE’s Askwith Forum on The App Generation will be livestream on the HGSE website starting at 7pm EST.
On Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm eastern time, please join Amy Hoffman (@alh2230) as she moderates the Elementary Good Work Twitter Chat, where we will be discussing the successes and challenges of teaching Good Work concepts to young children.
On Monday October 21, 2013 at 7pm, HGSE will be hosting an Askwith Forum on The App Generation, the upcoming book from Good Project researchers Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.
The website for the upcoming book, The App Generation, by The Good Project researchers Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, is now up!
Bloomsburg University has launched a website for its GoodWork Initiative.
The World Happiness Report 2013, edited by John Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs and published by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, has cited The Good Project as an example of “..public education in ethical concepts, to help individuals, companies, and governments develop better tools to debate and adopt ethical positions (pg. 93).”
The Harvard Gazette has featured a story on the “Reflecting on Your Life” Initiative at Harvard which “invited freshmen to think about meaning and purpose” over the course of three weeks in the Spring Semester.
Project Zero researchers have developed a new course at HGSE. Entitled “Thinking & Learning in the 21st Century: Project Zero Perspectives,” this course offers students an opportunity to engage with Project Zero principal investigators and researchers around key ideas, pedagogical frameworks, and approaches to thinking and learning from PZ.
A new website on Multiple Intelligences, MI-OASIS (Official Authoritative Site on Multiple Intelligences), has just launched.
Inaugural Good Project Twitter Chat on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 1pm: Making College Student’s Twitter Backchannel Etiquette a Matter of GoodWork
Please join Amma Marfo as she moderates the inaugural Good Project Twitter Chat, on Tuesday August 27th at 1pm.
The Future of Learning conference, hosted last week by Project Zero, featured Good Project areas of focus such as digital life, engagement, and empathy.
In the latest issue of NewPhilosopher Magazine, Howard Gardner’s article “Achieving Good Work” features lessons learned from the work of The Good Project.
Howard Gardner’s article “From multiple intelligences to The Good Project: How theories of intelligence help to develop meaningful work” published in Demos
For the 20th anniversary edition of Demos, Howard Gardner has written an article titled “From multiple intelligences to The Good Project: How theories of intelligence help to develop meaningful work.” To see the article, click here.
Videos from the first Good Project conference are currently up on Project Zero’s YouTube channel.
Howard Gardner speaks with Roots of Empathy on “The Role of Empathy in GoodWork: Applications and Hesitations”
Howard Gardner recently spoke with Roots of Empathy on the relationship between good work and empathy. To see the video of his talk, click here.
In the cover story of the Spring 2013 issue of Pennsylvania Nurse, Joan Miller, Associate Professor at Bloomsburg University, discusses how good work applies to the nursing profession. To see the story, click here.
The GoodWork Toolkit Certification was launched by The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) in partnership with The Good Project and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in November 2011, with thirty-five participants from various schools in India. Spread over fourteen months, the course was divided into four phases of workshops conducted jointly by The Good Project and tGELF Team.
Recently, the Professional Pride Foundation (based in The Netherlands), in affiliation with Tilburg University, ran a seminar for civil servants using the GoodWork Toolkit. In order to make the Toolkit applicable to Dutch civil servants, the Professional Pride Foundation worked to translate and revise different Toolkit materials for the given context.
On May 8th, 2013, HGSE hosted the last Askwith Forum of the 2012-2013 academic year, welcoming Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy. Since 2006, Khan’s YouTube channel-turned-multipurpose educational enterprise has served 85 million students.
“Subversive education”: Harvard Gazette piece on recent Askwith Forum featuring Howard Gardner, Noam Chomsky, and Bruno della Chiesa
The Harvard Gazette has written a story on the recent Askwith Forum commemorating the 45th anniversary of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, featuring Howard Gardner, Noam Chomsky, and Bruno della Chiesa
Askwith Forum on Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed on May 1st at 5:30pm, will be livestreamed
Tonight’s Askwith Forum at HGSE featuring Howard Gardner, Noam Chomsky, and Bruno della Chiesa, will start at 5:30pm. The event will also be livestreamed from the HGSE website and livetweeted. For more information, please click here.
Does your organization foster compassion or callousness? Please take this quiz on Compassionate Organizations developed by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: Compassionate Organizations Quiz
Upcoming Askwith Forum in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed
An Askwith Forum discussing the significance of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed will be held at HGSE on May 1st, 2013 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Guest speakers include Howard Gardner, Noam Chomsky, and Bruno della Chiesa.
On Friday April 12, 2013, HGSE held its 18th Annual Student Research Conference, themed “Through The Looking Glass: Truth and Context in Education Research.” The conference featured the panel titled “Digital Technologies”, which featured three members of The Good Team – Emily Weinstein and Julia Bruss as presenters and Carrie James as discussant – in addition to another HGSE student, Deidre Witan.
Carrie James at Penn State is interviewed on the Good Play project and young people’s use of digital media. Check out the 2 part interview here!
The Good Collaboration Toolkit is a set of materials aimed to help individuals collaborate well and build successful collaborations. Through a series of activities, participants will be asked to consider questions, dilemmas, and cases involved with all aspects of the collaboration, most …
C.M Rubin interviews Howard Gardner and Alan Behr on the privacy scandal at Harvard.
Fascinating read by Howard Gardner on new developments in the Harvard cheating scandal. Read below and start a discussion! http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2013/03/13/harvard-email-scandal-howard-gardner
Our colleagues at The Global Education and Leadership Foundation, a network of 40 schools across India, recently did projects using our Collaboration Toolkit.
Fascinating new article on the Harvard cheating scandal: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/2/28/fall-of-harvard-academics/
Into the Classroom Media is proud to announce the release of Howard Gardner’s all new 3-DVD series for the classroom! In LEARNING & MIND, decades of research culminate in Gardner’s definitive treatise on the theory, what we know about learning and “understanding”, and which intellectual capacities will …
Project Zero Perspectives is proud to announce this year’s GoodWork Conference. The conference will be taking place on March 8-10, 2013 in Dedham, MA at the Noble and Greenough School. The focus this year is “Developing Responsible, Caring, and Balanced Youth” and …
Read a new paper by Esa Saarinen’s of Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.
As part of J-Term at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Professor Howard Gardner will be hosting a lecture series on campus. In this unprecedented series of three lectures, Gardner traces the development of his ideas in education. Monday, January 14, 5:30-7 …
Project Zero Perspectives is proud to announce this year’s GoodWork Conference. The conference will be taking place on March 8-10, 2012 in Dedham, MA at the Noble and Greenough School. The focus this year is “Developing Responsible, Caring, and Balanced Youth” and …
Nesta hosted a lunch time event with Professor Howard Gardner last month.
In January 2013, journalist Paul Salopek will start walking out of Africa, following the pathways of the first human migration about 60,000 years ago. Toting a small laptop and a satellite phone in his rucksack, Salopek will report on the major issues …
Everyone is talking about the opportunities and risks of new digital media, especially for young people. Research suggests that young people often lack mentorship in their online lives, especially from adults who are savvy about the ways of the web and can …