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Tag Archives: Intelligence
Can reading make you smarter?
Here’s a short article from the Guardian which quite nicely summarises the difference between crystallised and fluid intelligence – and briefly reviews some of the evidence supporting the idea that intelligence can increase as a result of education. Guardian: Can … Continue reading
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Dweck’s theory of motivation
Here’s an article on Geoff Petty’s site about Carol Dweck’s work on motivation for learning: Dweck – Theory of motivation Dweck’s ideas helped form the basis of programmes like BLP and the theory is simply explained on the site. The … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
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