by JD Cunningham
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Ability to apply information in a few way,
whether information was explicitly taught or
A person may be considered "intelligent" because he is
strong in one area (math, for example), but he may struggle
in another area not considered important (artistic ability, for
Pre-/post-natal medical care
Parents' education level & interaction
Possible mental retardation or
neurological problems. Even
kids with diagnosed medical
problems are capable of
learning and may be
considered intelligent, but
they are defined by a
different kind of intelligence
(which may not be recognized
by some people).
Tests used to measure...
Developed over many years
Measure different areas
Typically used to determine
potential for success in school
Some show more bias than
others, in language for
How children acquire
Pre-disposed to some degree, for
example, having natural eye for
Through experience. Students with much
exposure to books and vocabulary in early years
will have more prior knowledge to connect to new
Experiences and/or successes
Nature--some kids are more inclined to
persevere in problem solving, which is a
factor in connecting current events to previous
Nuture--kids who are supported and/or encouraged (or the
opposite) may be hindered to experiment and/or explore.
Kids who are "shot down" will not be likely to make
themselves vulnerable again.
Traits or actions that are encouraged by family and culture.
For example, views on schooling from "Learning Models in
Different Cultures" by Jin Li. People from the Chinese culture
feel "human lives would be unthinkable" without knowledge.