Thursday, February 2, 2012

Teaching for ... Wisdom ?!?

     "... intelligence is the flexible capacity to learn from experience and to adapt to one’s environment (using the skills required by and acquired through a specific cultural and social context). ... intelligence can be developed, whether through formal explicit instruction or in informal educational situations (depending on the types of abilities considered). ... everyone has some initial abilities, and these can be honed into expertise. ... these initial abilities depend in part on genetic heritage, but the manner and degree to which this genetic endowment is realized depends on the individual’s environment. ... the key to success in the classroom – and in life more broadly – lies in a combination of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom ...
      ... there is an urgent need to teach to all abilities, and to match the assessment of achievement to such broad teaching. The time has come to capitalize on the variety of human resources because students’ talents do not happen to correspond to the skills that schools traditionally have emphasized. Creativity and practical abilities are certainly as important in life as are memory and analytical abilities, and they can be as important in school if a school chooses to emphasize these abilities.”
       Sternberg RJ, Grigorenko E, Jarvin L. “Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success.” Corwin Press Inc, 2009.

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