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Class 5 January 19,2010

Intelligence is multifaceted and
complex. Intelligence is not a static
reality that is fixed at birth. It is a
dynamic, ever-growing changing
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reality throughout one’s life.
Intelligence can be improved,
expanded, and amplified.

Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly

Agree Disagree

Entity Theory

Neuron Theory Traditional view of intelligence

Incrementalist Intelligence is fixed at birth and permanent
Theory Emotional Intelligence
Intelligence is unitary
Theorist(s): Binet, Goddard, Spearman

Entity Theory
Triarchic Theory

Multiple Intelligences
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Measuring Intelligence Test Scores

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Incrementalist Theory Neuron Theory

People can “get smart” Based on genetics and neural systems and the
Everyone can learn physiology of the brain
Effort helps people gain confidence and can move People can “get smart” by doing challenging tasks
them forward intellectually & making new neural connections and creating
Attribution Theory: perceptions about success and new pathways in the brain
failures Need for an optimal match

Theorist(s): Perkins & Howard

Theorist(s): Sylwester, Caine & Caine
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Emotional Intelligence Triarchic Theory

Intelligence can be improved

Emotions can be barriers to or catalysts for
learning. What matters is “successful intelligence” – the kind
used to achieve important goals
Can be taught
Emotional Intelligence includes: Three facets of intelligence
Knowing what you feel Analytic
Knowing how & when to control the feeling
Knowing when to exercise empathy
Having a repertoire of social skills

Theorist(s): Robert Sternberg

Theorist(s): Daniel Goleman
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Convergent and Divergent Thinking

Identify the three words most closely related:

Bean Carrot Potato Beet Lettuce Cabbage
Snow Ski Slide Sled Toboggan Ice

List all the possible uses for a brick.

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Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence is multi-faceted
Everyone possesses each intelligence but to
different degrees
Most people can develop each intelligence to an “How smart are you?”
adequate level of competency
Intelligences usually work together in complex ways
There are many ways to be intelligent within each
intelligence “How are you smart?”

Theorist(s): Gardner, Armstrong, Lazear

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Howard Gardner’s Definition of Intelligence

An ability to solve a
problem or fashion
a product which is
valued in one or
more cultural

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Verbal Visual
Linguistic Spatial

Intra- Bodily
personal Kinaesthetic

Inter- Musical
personal Rhythmic

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Definition image or

Law Air in cheek
Time under
Role play

Lab Musical
experiments mnemonic
If we insist on looking at the rainbow of intelligence through a single
filter, many minds will erroneously seem devoid of light.
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Renee Fuller

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