10 June 2013

Multiple intelligences

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Let's start with a brief debate:

If you had to define intelligence, what definition would you give?
How do you think we currently measure intelligence? Do you think it should be measured that way?
Where do people get their intelligence from?

Now, go to an intelligence test:

Visit this intelligence test and try to answer as many questions as you can. 

Do the questions give a true reflection of intelligence, in your opinion?

Let's watch a video where Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. 

Each is put through a series of tests to discover who the most intelligent is. 

Any clue about who might win this battle of the brains?

But, before actually congratulating the winner, I think you should have a look at these other intelligence tests:

Getting the cork out of the bottle.
How many uses can you think of for a sock?
Creating a picture called 'the Creative Process', in five minutes, with only a piece of paper and some pencil crayons.
Building the tallest tower with Jenga.

While you are watching, think of answers for the questions below:

How is intelligence currently measured?
How do the experts in the programme consider that intelligence should be measured?
Where do people get their intelligence from?

Finally discuss your answers.

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