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He Said She Said - Gender, Language and Communication with Deborah Tannen
First, Deborah Tannen revolutionized our understanding of gender and communication. Now, for the first time on video, Tannen takes you on an intellectual journey to the core of how men and women use language, and why communication between the sexes…
Language and Mind with Noam Chomsky
One of the most gifted thinkers of our time, Noam Chomsky has revolutionized our understanding of language, its use and its acquisition. Now, Language & Mind brings Chomsky into your classroom, where he takes your students on a guided tour…
Darwin's Revolution in Thought - With Stephen Jay Gould
Using evolutionary biology, history of science, and social history as his canvas, Gould paints the fascinating picture of how human biases (philosophical, cultural, and spiritual) have continued to resist Darwin's theory, inverting it into its own philosophical opposite. For the…
Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience - with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
For more than 30 years, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced CHICK-sent-me-high-ee) has studied states of "optimal experience"--those times when we report feelings of deep concetration and fulfillment--when we transcend our ordinary consciousness, and become so completely involved that we lose our senses…
The Mind of Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky revolutionized our understanding of language, cognition, and the nature of the human mind. Join host Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences theory) as he leads you on a fascinating journey through the life and mind of Noam Chomsky. From an…
Multiple Intelligences with Howard Gardner
In this video, Howard Gardner brings us up to date on the current state of MI theory. From evolutionary psychology and genetics, to anthropology and the study of special populations, he reveals the 8 intelligences identified by MI theory--and the…
How the Mind Works with Steven Pinker
First, Steven Pinker illuminated the human Language Instinct with unprecedented wit and wisdom. Now, he takes you on an intellectual journey to the core of How the Mind Works. Pinker presents his definitive treatise on what the mind is, how…
The Magic of Consciousness with Daniel Dennett
What is consciousness? Why does it remain a mystery? In The Magic of Consciousness, Daniel Dennett takes you on a fascinating journey backstage, behind the minds curtain, to reveal the inner workings of the magic show we call consciousness- and…
The Future of Life - Biodiversity in the New Millennium with Edward O. Wilson
A vivid and hopeful journey through the world of biodiversity. Wilson's ideas are seminal to any serious discussion of the relationship between science, nature, and humanity. Peter Raven, Chair, National Research Council, Division of Earth and Life Studies Bottlenecks: From…
That's Not What I Meant with Deborah Tannen
Deborah Tannen revolutionized our understanding of gender and communication. Debunking the misconception that communication would be transparent if we simply "said what we meant," Tannen counters by suggesting that we do say what we mean--only we say it in our…
Darwin's Dangerous Idea with Daniel Dennet
A single great idea: The Theory of Natural Selection. With it, Charles Darwin shattered existing notions of the natural world by demonstrating how complexity could arise as a result of a blind and mechanistic sorting process, without an "intelligent designer".…
The End of Education
Using history of education, history of technology, and educational theory, Neil Postman paints a brilliantly challenging response to the modern crisis of education. He reveals how in popular culture and schooling alike, there has been an erosion of traditional American…
MI: Intelligence, Understanding and the Mind with Howard Gardner
The singular revolution in cognitive science and education that is changing how we think about intelligence and the human mind. Now, in this dynamic presentation for the classroom, Howard Gardner presents MI theory and reveals what is at stake--for learning,…
Five Minds for the Future with Howard Gardner
Four megatrends are changing our world and the nature of learning. Globalization interconnects every aspect of our lives. The biological revolution in brain science and genomics is teach and learn. From Wikipedia and social media to online education, the technological…
Creativity and Leadership - Making the Mind Extraordinary with Howard Gardner
First, Howard Gardner conquered long held misconceptions about 'intelligence' and 'understanding'. Now, drawing conclusions from the lives of extraordinary individuals like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Virginia Woolf, Howard Gardner presents a revolutionary new psychology of creativity and leadership. Here,…
MI: Millennium. - Multiple Intelligences for the New Millennium with Howard Gardner
New dimensions: First, Howard Gardner revolutionized how we think about "intelligence" and "understanding." Now, with MI:MILLENNIUM, Gardner expands, and builds upon the foundations of MI theory--bringing twenty years of research, and the history of "intelligence" theory into a timely new…
Understanding with Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner argues that a principle goal of developing the human mind must be "disciplinary with memorization. At the same time, he illustrates how intuitive theories of the "unschooled mind" make disciplinary understanding both counter-intuitive and difficult to develop--from the…
Is Evolution Progressive? with Richard Dawkins
In setting out to answer his central question "Is Evolution Progressive?", Dawkins illustrates the human biases that continue to muddle our understanding of just what evolutionary 'progress' means; from early Victorian influences, to contemporary scientific texts which uncritically invoke 'evolutionary…