How Robots, Digitization and Automation Of Jobs Globally Are Causing Professions To Disappear And What That Means For The Future of Professional Ethics

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In a recent CMRubinWorld three-part Blog Mini Series, Dr. Howard Gardner, one of 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world shares his perspectives on the future of Professional Ethics.

In the profit-above-all-world of digitization and automation, ethics and the nature of professionalism seem to be in question and under attack from all sides. What can be done to preserve and strengthen the quality of our professions?

Dr. Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education has received numerous honors throughout his lifetime including a MacArthur prize fellowship; he has honorary degrees from many universities around the world, and has been named one of the 100 most influential intellectuals by Foreign Policy and Prospects magazine for his work in the study and exploration of the theory of multiple intelligences. He directs The GoodWork™ Project, a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work.

With many jobs and professions disappering daily, Gardner explains the original reason for launching this Blog Mini Series is “I hope to explore the reasons for these pressures and the optimal means of dealing with them, thereby strengthening both the range and the quality of professions.”

“We need to call attention to individuals who embody the best of the professions, try to understand how they have achieved that status, and draw on those lessons in the education/nurturing of future generations of professionals,” states Dr. Howard Gardner

In a recent three-part Blog Mini Series with C.M. Rubin, Dr. Howard Gardner discusses how professions and, in particular education, are affected by our rapidly changing world, in addtion to sharing his recommended steps on becoming a professional ethicist.

Part 1 of The Blog Mini-Series, In Search of Professional Ethicists with Professor Howard Gardner

Part 2 of The Blog Mini-Series, In Search of Professional Ethicists with Professor Howard Gardner

Part 3 of The Blog Mini-Series, In Search of Professional Ethicists with Professor Howard Gardner

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