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Usable Knowledge Webinars are actionable and thought-provoking sessions that provide new perspectives on critical topics in education. Hosted by members of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the webinars focus on an area of key interest to today’s educators, policymakers, and parents.

Howard GardnerNext Webinar: May 10, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Between Literacies and Livelihoods: What Education Should Focus On

Faculty PresenterHoward Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education

Are we so focused on reading, writing, and arithmetic — the “three Rs” of a basic skills-oriented education — that we miss the importance of truth, beauty, and goodness in preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century? Howard Gardner’s Usable Knowledge Webinar, Between Literacies and Livelihoods: What Education Should Focus On, raises big questions:

  • In a digital world that is rapidly changing yet oddly permanent, what is truth? Can it be pinned down?
  • Does beauty matter?
  • What happens to ownership, authorship, privacy, identity, trust and other goods?

Join us to explore these questions and other conceptual and philosophical challenges of our time. This live, interactive webinar is designed for a broad range of educators in both preK-12 and higher education.

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