by Sonya Jones
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Components/ Theoretical Perspectives of Intelligence
Cattell: Their ability to acquire knowledge quickly and thereby to adapt to new situations
Sternberg's model of intelligence: intelligence behavior involves enviornmental context, prior experience, and cognitive process
Gardner suggest that edcuators must embrace the human potential and porpose that all student can successfully master classroom subject mater when the instruction capitalize on their intellectual strenghts
How do children acquire intelligence?
Hereditary influences how children acquire intelligence
The twins study revealed a IQ correlation between identical twin even when they were separated
Eviornment influneces how children acquire intelligence
Toxic substances during pre/postnatal stages of developmental effects children neurological development
Play experiences influence how children acquire intelligence
Play experiences provide children with the opportunties to construct knowledge, interact with others, increase language, and increase their cognitive processing skills
Discriminatory practices influence how children acquire intelligence
Minority children opportunites are limited as a result of systematic and long-term discrimination
Definition: Intelligence is one's ability to take in new information, process the information than apply the information to new and old experiences
Questions/Critiques about intelligence
Since intelligence is unique for each individual how do educators captialize on this quality during instruction?
Why are IQ scores so highly rated when they do not reflect children's development over a period of years?
All individuals have some level of intelligence.
The speed which an individual process effects their intelligence.