The 3 Es: Excellence, Ethics, and Engagement
Howard Gardner talks about the events that led him to explore the 3 Es of Good Work and the transition of his career to research on the Good Project that has been his passion for the past two decades.
Howard Gardner’s TEDxBeaconStreet Talk
On November 15th, 2015, Howard Gardner delivered his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success” at Boston’s TEDxBeaconStreet event. In this talk, Gardner summarizes his work on intelligence (leading to the theory of multiple intelligences) and his transition to working on the Good Project and ethical questions that have taken on increasingly urgent importance in our society. Click here for a Japanese translation of the audio.
Day of Learning 2015 with Facing History and Ourselves
Watch the Good Project’s Lynn Barendsen and Carrie James on “Reflecting on Responsibility” and “Participation in a Digital World,” respectively, at this event with the theme of “Thought, Judgment, Action: Choosing to Participate.” Click here to access the videos.
“Beyond Wit and Grit” at the HGSE Campaign Launch
As part of the Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations event held during the Harvard Graduate School of Education campaign launch on September 19, 2014, Howard Gardner spoke on the topic of “Beyond Wit and Grit,” synthesizing his life’s work from Multiple Intelligences to the Good Project and coming to the conclusion that wits (intellectual capacities) and grit (work ethic and perseverance), directed towards “good” aims, will have a positive impact on society.
What is Positive Psychology?
This independently-created YouTube video about the meaning and development of the field of positive psychology includes information about the Good Project.
HGSE Askwith Forum: The App Generation
A lecture with Howard Gardner and Katie Davis on their book The App Generation on October 21, 2013.
Developing Responsible, Caring, and Balanced Youth: A GoodWork Conference
From March 8-10, 2013, the Good Project, along with CASIE (Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education), hosted “Developing Responsible, Caring, and Balanced Youth.” The conference, a first for the Good Project, brought together educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to discuss issues of good work. It was held at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Masssachusetts.
Danielle Allen’s Plenary on Good Citizenship: Understanding Youth Power and Justice in the Digital Age
Danielle Allen, an internationally acclaimed political philosopher, reflected on the meanings of citizenship in the digital era. She described several cases of young people who only partially grasped the implications of newly formed public spaces and encouraged the audience to reflect on its own relation to the digital sphere.
Ron Berger’s Course on What Does Good Work Look Like?
Ron Berger’s course examined exemplary work collected for the past 25 years in his own classroom. Such work has now been incorporated into Expeditionary Learning and other national and international networks. Such interdisciplinary projects document the capacity of students to do work that is good in quality, good for the soul, good for the world.
Rick Weissbourd’s Course on Promoting Moral Development in Schools
Rick Weissbourd’s course focused on why schools often fail to promote moral development. He described ways in which young people can be nurtured to care about and take responsibility for others, to think clearly about and pursue justice, and to live by and sometimes sacrifice for important principles.
Shelly London’s Course on The Family Dinner Project
In this course, participants learned about the power of family dinners, proven after 15 years of research to be one of the most potent tools in childrearing, including academic performance.
Closing Plenary with Howard Gardner & Good Workers Ron Berger, Eric Liu, and Kiran Bir Sethi
Howard Gardner interviewed a panel of “Good Workers”: adults engaged in meaningful and ethical work in their respective fields.
Education, Social Media, and Ethics: Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education
The True, the Beautiful, and the Good: Reconsiderations in a Postmodern, Digital Era
Howard Gardner at Harvard’s Memorial Church
On 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 lives of listeners. Gardner’s talk focused on truth, beauty, and goodness, and the responsibility that Harvard University has to foster these virtues across the campus community in the 21st century. Find April 10, 2015, in the playlist at the link above; the address begins at the 7:44 mark.
Carrie James on The Social Network Show
Listen to Carrie James discuss her book Disconnected, online safety, and moral decision-making in online spaces.
Howard Gardner on The Marc Steiner Show
Dr. Gardner discusses his most recent book, Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues of the Twenty-First Century.
Boardroom Radio Australia
Directorship Matters: AICD Podcasts Interview with Prof. Howard Gardner