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



Yes, David. Hi IQ is correlated with rates of consumption and environmental
degradation. Formal school has been its institutional hot house.

Of species as well as humans, it might be said, "They who live by the
sword, die by the sword."
mike

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 2:20 PM, David Preiss <preiss.xmca@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> I just saw this a month later after you posted it. I enjoyed the article.
> Unfortunately, schools and universities are still dominated by that static
> view of intelligence Sternberg criticizes, which not only limits access to
> many students but also send a strong signal to society about the way the
> young should be educated. I wonder how many great minds of the past would
> have not been able to make it to college in the current tested-dominated
> enviroment.
>
> Testing is also a way of stating what we as a society consider valuable as
> a skill. And Sternberg has always very lucidly noticed that behind testing
> there is a conception, many times limited, of what an intelligent person
> is. As education is growingly driven by a survival of the fittest
> ("smartest"?) approach instead of an approach based on collaboration and
> reciprocal enlightenment, not only schools but also higher education have
> became less intellectual and socially relevant. And, Flynn effect
> notwithstanding, we are on the verge of destroying the habitat that made
> our life as a species possible.
>
> David
>
>
> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > 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*
> >
>



-- 

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*