Module 4: Teaching ALL students Intelligence What is it History of testing Current models (Gardner & Sternberg) Bloom’s Taxonomy Teaching exceptional students
‘Stop-think-write’: Think about a person you think is intelligent. Write down a name and the first 4 or 5 words that come to mind when you think of that person. What made you pick this person?
[Latin] ‘intelligere’: to understand ‘inter-’: between; ‘legere’: to choose, pick out, read’ (etymonline.com)
Francis Galton: Intelligence as heredity ‘Synaptic efficiency’ and reaction time Arthur Jensen (2002) Mike Anderson (1992) Sir Francis Galton ( ) Intelligence as heredity
Alfred Binet: Father of the first intelligence test Galton’s contemporary Social background Intelligence: ability to adapt, comprehend and reason. Intelligence test as objective evaluation Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale (1905) Sample and age norms Alfred Binet ( )
Lewis Terman: Intelligent Quotient (IQ) Social background Revision of Binet-Simon Scale Lewis Terman ( )
Charles Spearman: the g factor Correlation between performances in various tests A two-factor theory of intelligence: a) General ability (g) b) Special abilities Charles Spearman ( )
David Wechsler: Non-verbal intelligence test The problem of over- reliance on language Culture-fair tests David Wechsler ( )
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Howard Gardner “An intelligence is the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued within one or more cultural settings” (Gardner, 1983/2003, p. x) “An intelligence is a biological and psychological potential; that potential is capable of being realized to a greater or lesser extent as a consequence of the experiential, cultural, and motivational factors that affect a person”
Linguistic Logical-mathematical Musical Spatial Bodily-kinaesthetic Personal: inter- Personal: intra- Naturalist Existential ? Seven kinds of intelligence would allow seven ways to teach, rather than one. And powerful constraints that exist in the mind can be mobilized to introduce a particular concept (or whole system of thinking) in a way that children are most likely to learn it and least likely to distort it. Paradoxically, constraints can be suggestive and ultimately freeing. (Gardner, 1993, p.xxiii)
Correlation between different abilities suggests the existence of the g factor Intelligences or talents
Multiple representations of concepts An example: mathematics
1. Symbolic/numeric: 2. Descriptive, written: groups of 3. Pictorial: Translations are transformations Mendieta, G. (n.d.) Pictorial Mathematics
Diverse learning activities Individual profiling and authentic assessment Myths of MI 7 intelligences = 7 ways of teaching Superficial inclusion of activities Decontextualised evaluation of intelligences
Robert J. Sternberg ‘skills and knowledge needed for success in life, according to one’s own definition of success, within one’s own sociocultural context (Sternberg, 2004, p.326; cited in Woolfolk & Margetts, 2010, p.138).
Teaching analytically Teaching creatively Teaching practically CritiqueInventUse JudgeDiscoverPut into practice Compare / contrast Imagine if…Implement EvaluateSuppose that …Employ AssessPredictRender practical
Nature or nurture? One or many?
Disability in Australia: ABS data
Impairment, disorder, disability, and handicap Who are exceptional students? The issue of labelling Person-first language
Different support needs: Low severity-high incidence High severity-low incidence Special education programs and resources IEP
Social inclusion Effective teaching strategies Friendships Working with teaching assistants Planning, organisation and collaboration Contributing to whole-school cultural change
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