Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Multiple Intelligences

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Let's start with a brief debate:

If you had to define intelligence, what definition would you give?
How do you think we currently measure intelligence? Do you think it should be measured that way?
Where do people get their intelligence from?

Now, go to an intelligence test:

Visit this intelligence test and try to answer as many questions as you can. 

Do the questions give a true reflection of intelligence, in your opinion?

Let's watch a video where Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. 

Each is put through a series of tests to discover who the most intelligent is. 


Any clue about who might win this battle of the brains?


But, before actually congratulating the winner, I think you should have a look at these other intelligence tests:

Getting the cork out of the bottle.
How many uses can you think of for a sock?
Creating a picture called 'the Creative Process', in five minutes, with only a piece of paper and some pencil crayons.
Building the tallest tower with Jenga.

While you are watching, think of answers for the questions below:

How is intelligence currently measured?
How do the experts in the programme consider that intelligence should be measured?
Where do people get their intelligence from?








Finally discuss your answers.





2 comments:

  1. Intelligence test VS multiple intelligences


    Interest in intelligence dates back thousands of years, but it wasn't until psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned to identify students who needed educational assistance that the first IQ test was born. Them, Alfred and his colleague Theodore Simon began developing a number of questions that focused on things that had not been taught in school such as attention, memory and problem-solving skills. Using these questions, Binet determined which ones served as the best predictors of school success. He quickly realized that some children were able to answer more advanced questions that older children were generally able to answer, while other children of the same age were only able to answer questions that younger children could typically answer. Based on this observation, Binet suggested the concept of a mental age, or a measure of intelligence based on the average abilities of children of a certain age group.
    But the problem is that this Kind of test It used by choose the top mark students , and this fact it didn´t explain many people like sportman, music and others.

    In recent years, however, other views of intelligence have emerged. One such conception is the theory of multiple intelligences proposed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner This theory suggests that traditional psychometric views of intelligence are too limited. Gardner first outlined his theory in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, where he suggested that all people have different kinds of "intelligences."1Gardner proposed that there are eight intelligences, and has suggested the possible addition of a ninth known as "existentialist intelligence". Despite this, the theory of multiple intelligences enjoys considerable popularity with educators. Many teachers utilize multiple intelligences in their teaching philosophy and work to integrate Gardner’s theory into the classroom.

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  2. Interest in intelligence dates back thousands of years, but it wasn't until psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned to identify students who needed educational assistance that the first IQ test was born. Them, Alfred and his colleague Theodore Simon began developing a number of questions that focused on things that had not been taught in school such as attention, memory and problem-solving skills. Using these questions, Binet determined which ones served as the best predictors of school success. He quickly realized that some children were able to answer more advanced questions that older children were generally able to answer, while other children of the same age were only able to answer questions that younger children could typically answer. Based on this observation, Binet suggested the concept of a mental age, or a measure of intelligence based on the average abilities of children of a certain age group.
    But the problem is that this Kind of test It used by choose the top mark students , and this fact it didn´t explain many people like sportman, music and others.

    In recent years, however, other views of intelligence have emerged. One such conception is the theory of multiple intelligences proposed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner This theory suggests that traditional psychometric views of intelligence are too limited. Gardner first outlined his theory in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, where he suggested that all people have different kinds of "intelligences."1Gardner proposed that there are eight intelligences, and has suggested the possible addition of a ninth known as "existentialist intelligence". Despite this, the theory of multiple intelligences enjoys considerable popularity with educators. Many teachers utilize multiple intelligences in their teaching philosophy and work to integrate Gardner’s theory into the classroom.

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