|About the Book|
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’sMoreHoward 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. In essays that span the gamut from the arts and the brain, to intelligence, creativity, leadership, pedagogical theory, educational policy, ethics and ‘good work,’ the contributors react to Gardner’s work, describe their own lines of study, and in many cases comment on the deep, often decades-long relationships that they have had with Gardner.Upon reading this wide-ranging and remarkable collection, Gardner decided to respond to each of these essays in both a scholarly and a personal vein. Accordingly Mind, Work, and Life is a unique record, spanning a half century, of how scholars have communicated with one another—commencing in a pre-digital era and continuing in the age of the internet. And now, for the first time in history, readers all over the world will have the opportunity not only to peruse this correspondence but also to exchange their own views in a variety of formats and on a range of platforms.Mindy L. Kornhaber studied and worked with Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research explores how human potential may be more equitably developed.Ellen Winner is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Boston College. She is married to Howard Gardner.Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The author of many books in psychology, social science, and education, he is the recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the Prince of Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, and twenty-nine honorary degrees.