Can We Teach Intelligence

Author: Nigel Blagg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136471367
Format: PDF, ePub
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This compelling book provides one of the most comprehensive and detailed evaluations of a very popular cognitive skills course -- Reuven Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment Programme. Feuerstein claims that his program, a model for diagnosing and remedying cognitive deficiencies in poor attainers, can equip pupils with the basic prerequisites of thinking, thereby enabling them to become more effective learners. Combining innovative and traditional experimental techniques, this text analyzes both teacher and pupil outcomes on a wide range of issues including abilities, accomplishments, and behavioral characteristics. The implications of the study are set against theoretical and practical issues involved in other popular intellectual skills training programs. "Real world" concerns that have been largely ignored by research literature are addressed, as are their effects on the teaching of thinking skills.

Teaching Children to Think

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748794416
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

Curriculum innovation

Author: Roger Crombie White
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335197569
Format: PDF
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Curriculum Innovation is a celebration of teachers' achievements and creativity at the secondary level of schooling. It examines the historical and political contexts of curriculum development and control in the United Kingdom, and analyses the values and beliefs that have shaped the reforms in schools and colleges over the last two decades. It considers the extent to which these changes have acted to challenge the professional autonomy and status of teachers and lecturers, and reflects the views of those affected.It provides an account of the current curriculum provision for the 14-19 age group - a contemporary "map of the territory" - and highlights the ASDAN Award Scheme, one successful example of teacher led innovation. As the pendulum begins to swing back from the centrally controlled and narrowly prescribed programmes of study and attainment targets of the national curriculum, it is important to draw attention to such areas of good practice and identify the policy implications of these grass roots initiatives.This book highlights not only the "professional imagination" but also what it can achieve. It makes for inspirational reading and will be of great interest to students, teachers and lecturers, and anyone involved with curriculum development for the 14-19 age group.

Learning and Instruction

Author: Richard E. Mayer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130983961
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For upper-undergraduate and graduate-level Educational Psychology or Learning Theories courses, this title seeks answers to how people learn and how instruction can promote learning. The author explains what research has proven true about the learning/teaching process through clear definitions, concrete examples and a conversational writing style.


Author: K. Warwick
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dr. Kevin Warwick warns us that robots and machine intelligence pose an enormous threat to mankind. He is deeply critical of techniques used to measure human intelligence, in particular IQ tests. He believes these are both flawed and outdated. He has developed an entirely new theory, which proposes a universal view of intelligence, within which human, animal and even artificial intelligence are united for the first time.

Psychological Testing

Author: Anne Anastasi
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This classic, authoritative introduction to psychological testing is widely hailed for its broad coverage and its ability to cover "graduate school" topics in terms that one with little testing experience can understand. This book familiarizes the reader with the basics of test construction and prepares the reader to effectively evaluate different tests, choose tests for particular purposes and individual examines, and interpret scores properly.