School makes you smarter

Here’s another article from the AFT, this time on intelligence. Psychologists have moved a long way since the idea that intelligence is somehow fixed at birth and easily measured, but misconceptions about intelligence are still widely held – not least by our students.

This article also provides a nice explanation of some psychological terms you might find in education literature; for example the difference between crystallised and fluid intelligence.

What teachers need to know about IQ.

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