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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Sternberg's 2015 reflections on his search for the nature of intelligence



Mike,

Robert's insight that people in different cultures have very different metaphors of mind and as a result they raised their children to be smart in terms of their own implicit theories of intelligence.

I would add that in various historical epochs people had very different metaphors of intelligence. 

the search for intelligence “as” a zipperrump-a-zoo may be the misguided metaphor. the search may be more productive to look at another metaphor [the “field”] as the place where zipperrump-a-zoo's actually show up. 

Sternberg concludes his look back with the advice;

“should you encounter anyone who believes he or she has found it [the zipperump-a-zoo]nand there are plenty of those IN THE FIELD of intelligence - my advice is: “Caveat emptor: Buyer beware”


The metaphors that carry the meaning of intelligence emerge within 

“fields”

this may be where to search for zipperump-a-zoo as a species.


larry






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From: mike cole
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎May‎ ‎17‎, ‎2015 ‎11‎:‎05‎ ‎AM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity





Concerning those questions about intelligence that were floating around
recently. Perhaps the attached will prove of intrest. I include Robert
Serpell's introduction.

---------- Forwarded message ----------



Dear colleagues, students and friends,
Please find attached a light-heartedly phrased but also insightful 2015
essay by Robert Sternberg
​
on the various approaches he has adopted over the years to research on the
nature of intelligence.

It reminded me of conversations I have had with many of you over the years !
I hope you enjoy it.

RS
Robert Serpell PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Zambia
Coordinator, Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa
(CAPOLSA)
Psychology Department, School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Great East Road Campus
PO Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia

Phone: (+260) 211 290850 (direct line to my office)
Cell     (+260) 977 758705

webpage  http://unza.academia.edu/RobertSerpell
CAPOLSA website - new link: http://bit.ly/16nNi50






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All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes
you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something
that isn't even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*