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Can We Teach Intelligence

Author : Nigel Blagg
ISBN : 9781136471360
Genre : Education
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This compelling book provides one of the most comprehensive and detailed evaluations of a very popular cognitive skills course -- Reuven Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment Programme. Feuerstein claims that his program, a model for diagnosing and remedying cognitive deficiencies in poor attainers, can equip pupils with the basic prerequisites of thinking, thereby enabling them to become more effective learners. Combining innovative and traditional experimental techniques, this text analyzes both teacher and pupil outcomes on a wide range of issues including abilities, accomplishments, and behavioral characteristics. The implications of the study are set against theoretical and practical issues involved in other popular intellectual skills training programs. "Real world" concerns that have been largely ignored by research literature are addressed, as are their effects on the teaching of thinking skills.

Not In Our Classrooms

Author : Eugenie Carol Scott
ISBN : 0807032786
Genre : Education
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More than eighty years after the Scopes trial, creationism is alive and well. Through local school boards, sympathetic politicians, and well-funded organizations, a strong movement has developed to encourage the teaching of the latest incarnation of creationism—intelligent design—as a scientifically credible theory alongside evolution in science classes. Although intelligent design suffered a serious defeat in the recent Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, its proponents are bound to continue their assault on evolution education. Now, in Not in Our Classrooms, parents and teachers, as well as other concerned citizens, have a much-needed tool to use in the argument against teaching intelligent design as science. Where did the concept of intelligent design originate? How does it connect with, and conflict with, various religious beliefs? Should we teach the controversy itself in our science classrooms? In clear and lively essays, a team of experts answers these questions and many more, describing the history of the intelligent design movement and the lack of scientific support for its claims. Most importantly, the contributors—authorities on the scientific, legal, educational, and theological problems of intelligent design—speak specifically to teachers and parents about the need to defend the integrity of science education by keeping intelligent design out of science curriculums. A concluding chapter offers concrete advice for those seeking to defend the teaching of evolution in their own communities. Not in Our Classrooms is essential reading for anyone concerned about defending the teaching of evolution, uncompromised by religiously motivated pseudoscience, in the classrooms of our public schools. "The book you have in your hands is an excellent resource to deal with the attack on evolution, which is a surrogate, and indeed a wedge, for a wide-ranging crusade against the scientific integrity of the public education system in America." —Rev. Barry W. Lynn, from the Foreword "The future of our species probably depends on science education and our understanding of the natural world. If you're concerned about science literacy, read this book." —Bill Nye the Science Guy® "…we are in the midst of a struggle to preserve sound science education…It is crucial to resist such pressure, whether it comes from parents, community groups, administrators, or school board members. Reading this book is a good start." —Howard Good, Teacher Magazine "Not in Our Classrooms makes its case well, underscoring the fatuousness of creationist science on every level: constitutional, educational and scientific…At its core, the evolution "debate" is a local one, and it's at that level that the daily battles happen. Thanks to this collection, winning them might become a little easier." —Washington Monthly, review in the January/February issue "In Not in Our Classrooms Beacon Press has provided the indispensable tool for combating this grave threat to science and science education . . . This important book cannot be recommended too highly." —Voice of Reason: The Journal of Americans for Religious Liberty, review in the No. 4 2006 issue "This book provides substantial background information and perspective…such information and analysis can only help social justice educators." —Rethinking Schools, review in the Winter issue "It is a welcome and recommended addition to a library of materials that strengthen and enlighten science instruction in the era of a narrowly defined theism in the United States today . . . recommended for teachers, citizens, and policymakers." —National Science Teachers Association "For teachers, school boards, and citizens who are interested in learning about intelligent design (ID) creationism and counteracting it, this book is a vital resource." —Teachers College Record Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch are the executive director and the deputy director of the National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit organization in Oakland, California, that defends the teaching of evolution in the public schools. Scott's Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2005 by Choice. Since 1992 the Reverend Barry W. Lynn, a minister in the United Church of Christ, has served as executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Clever As A Fox

Author : Sonja Ingrid Yoerg
ISBN : 0674008707
Genre : Nature
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A study of animal intelligence reevaluates humankind's complex relationship with animals, explaining how we define and measure how animals learn, and why we have decided that some animals are smarter than others.

Can We Teach Emotional Intelligence

Author : Kelly B. T. Chang
ISBN : 1109833539
Genre : Educational evaluation
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Although there are hundreds of programs in thousands of schools that claim to enhance some aspect of emotional intelligence (EI), research has yet to show that it can in fact be enhanced. This study used proven behavioral self-modification techniques in semester-long Psychology of Adjustment courses to help undergraduate college students improve their EI. Students used the techniques in their own self-change projects, choosing EI topics such as assertiveness, empathy, self-regard, and emotion management. The course also included instruction on EI, as well as on theory and strategies from rational emotive therapy. Students in the treatment group (n =79) and control group (n=74) took three validated EI tests in the beginning of the semester, and again at the end. In a MANOVA including change scores (pretest scores subtracted from posttest scores) on all three EI tests, the treatment group showed significantly more improvement (F = 3.236, p = .001) than the control group, suggesting their participation in the course contributed to an overall improvement in EI. The treatment group improved significantly more than the control group on some subscales of the Mayer, Salovey and Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i), and the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI). These tests are based on the three more prominent and researched models of EI in the literature. These are encouraging findings for educational programs that seek to improve EI.

How To Multiply Your Baby S Intelligence

Author : Glenn Doman
ISBN : 0757001912
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Glenn Doman has demonstrated time and time again that very young children are far more capable of learning than we ever imagined. He has taken his remarkable work, work that explores why children from birth to age six learn better and faster than older children do, and given it practical application. As the founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, he has created home programs that any parent can follow. How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence provides a comprehensive program that shows you just how easy and pleasurable it is to teach your young child how to read, understand mathematics, and expand his or her general learning potential. It explains how to begin and expand this remarkable program, how to make and organize necessary materials, and how to more fully develop your child's learning ability. By following the simple daily program in a relaxed and loving way, you will enable your child to experience the joy of learning, as have millions of children the world over. With How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence, you can give your baby a powerful advantage that will last a lifetime.

Building Moral Intelligence

Author : Michele Borba
ISBN : 0787953571
Genre : Education
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An innovative and essential resource contains new ways to comprehend, evaluate, and motivate children by utilizing the seven essential virtues--conscience, empathy, self-control, respect, tolerance, kindness, and fairness--that define moral intelligence, and includes interactive activites for parents and children.

Iq And Human Intelligence

Author : Nicholas John Mackintosh
ISBN : 9780199585595
Genre : Psychology
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'What is intelligence?' may seem like a simple question to answer, but the study and measurement of human intelligence is one of the most controversial subjects in psychology. IQ and Human Intelligence provides an authoritative overview of the main issues surrounding this fascinating area.

Release Your Inner Drive

Author : Bradley Busch
ISBN : 9781785832406
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Customer Notice: this book contains a large amount of image-based text therefore any digital version would be better rendered by being viewed using large screen devices. Release Your Inner Drive: Everything You Need to Know about How to Get Good at Stuff by Bradley Busch and Edward Watson is a book of infographics designed to show teenagers how they can excel at school and in life. But while the graphics are certainly colourful and eye-catching, this is so much more than a book of pretty pictures. The graphics distil the latest research into psychology and neuroscience, alongside explanations of what exactly this means for teenagers and what they can do with these insights in practice. We know more than ever about the science of learning, and now everyone can quickly tap into the success strategies that have been proven to help people thrive and flourish. Have you ever wondered how people get really good at stuff? It turns out that there are a collection of habits that help people to get good at whatever it is they do. Researchers and academics in the fields of psychology and neuroscience have spent years trying to understand why some people flourish and others never truly fulfil their potential. Bradley and Edward have condensed that wisdom into this no-nonsense, visual guide which also provides clear explanations of the concepts, along with links to the latest research, for those who want to delve deeper into these fascinating insights. Each infographic distils everything you need to know to cultivate these habits and give yourself the best possible chance of success. Discover how to: take control, concentrate better, find your motivation, fail better, make revision stick, perform under pressure, ace those exams, put down that phone when you’re meant to be revising, get over FOMO, stop procrastinating, get a good night’s sleep, take care of yourself and your mental health, learn from sporting champions and grow your mindset to get ahead. The book is also ideal for anyone who has children and wants to nurture their talents, or for teachers who want to ensure that their students develop the attitudes, beliefs and habits that maximise learning and performance. Contents include: How to Read This Book; 1. Decide Where You Are Going – Own the Destination; 2. Master Yourself – It Begins with You; 3. Fail Better – The Power of Failure; 4. Performing Under Pressure – Deliver Your Best When It Matters the Most; 5. Make Your Learning Stick – Maximise Your Revision; 6. Excellence in Exams – Get the Grades You Deserve; 7. Sleep Your Way to Success – Sleep Tight, Think Right; 8. Looking After Me – How to Be Kind to Yourself; 9. Lessons from the Sporting Greats – Learn from Champions; 10. Mindset Matters – Stories and Science of Growth Mindset; What Now? Suitable for young people and anyone who wants to help them achieve their potential, including parents and teachers.

Intelligent Music Teaching

Author : Robert A. Duke
ISBN : 0977113906
Genre : Music
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In this collection of essays, the author describes fundamental principles of human learning in the context of teaching music. Written in a conversational style, the individual essays outline the elements of intelligent, creative teaching. Duke effectively explains how teachers can meet the needs of individual students from a wide range of abilities by understanding more deeply how people learn. Teachers and interested parents alike will benefit from this informative book.

How People Learn

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309131971
Genre : Education
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

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