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Intelligence and Learning

What makes a person "smart?" What is it about us that enables us to learn new skills and ideas? Is intelligence something that we are born with, or something that we can develop? This section will address the many definitions of intelligence and what it means for your child.

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  • 11.

    Measures of Intelligence

    Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon, commissioned by the French government to devise a test that would differentiate between...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 12.

    Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

    This is the ability to solve problems or fashion products using one's body. Highly developed bodily-kinesthetic...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    Developing Metacognition

    Metacognition is thinking about thinking, knowing "what we know" and "what we don't know." Just as an executive's job is...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
  • 14.

    What Makes People Intelligent?

    I emphasized the importance of practice and hard work to expertise in cognitive tasks. Perhaps people who are...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 15.

    Multiple Intelligences: Understanding Your Child's Learning Style

    What are "Multiple Intelligences?" An inside look into Dr. Howard Gardner's theories and what they could mean to your...

    Source: Education.com
  • 16.

    When Your Child Hates the Textbook

    We might as well admit it: by the time your kid hits middle school, textbook reading just isn't as "fun" as it used to...

    Source: Education.com
  • 17.

    Visual, Auditory, And Kinesthetic Learners

    The concept of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners is probably familiar to you. It states that each person has a...

    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 18.

    IQ and School Achievement

    Scores on intelligence tests were originally calculated using a formula that involves division. Hence, they were called...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 19.

    Beyond Blocks: 5 Tech Toys for Toddlers

    From talking teddy bears that talk to blinking blocks, high-tech toys are all the rage—but some of these gadgets can...

    Source: Education.com
  • 20.

    Seven Ways for Young Children to Be Smart

    Early childhood professionals have always looked at the whole picture when considering children's intelligence....

    Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children