Child Development Online
2 March 2015
Chapter 8 Discussion
1. Before reading chapter 8 - write a brief definition "intelligence" - there is no right or wrong answer - simply the first thing you think of when you hear this word. Intelligence- knowledge and wisdom that is gained and used through life experiences.
2. What is the difference between an “intelligence” and a “skill”? What’s the difference between “intelligence” and “talent”? Intelligence is the ability one has to learn something about a subject or activity. A skill is something that comes along with learning about the subject/activity one is interested in. The difference between intelligence and talent is that intelligence has to be worked for whereas a talent is something that a person is born with, but in order for a person to realize their talent they must be intelligent enough to recognize it.
3. With a variety of competing intelligence theories, how, if at all, can practitioners meaningfully make use of these theories? Practitioners can make use of these theories by testing them.
4. What do the five theories of intelligence have in common? How are they different from each other?
5. Do you think that support for nurturing newly identified types of intelligence such as bodily-kinesthetic and musical will lead to less emphasis on the more traditional types of intelligences, such as linguistic and logical-mathematical? Yes, because most people's strong points are not in the traditional school subjects such as math, history, science, and literature.
6. A school is considering implementing an advanced placement physical education class to show support of the recognition that intelligence can take many forms. Do you agree or disagree with this idea? Why? Yes, because not all students are not book smart and not all students are good test takers, students that do not do well in the classroom have low...
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