An Intelligent Teaching and Research of Intelligence for Success in School and Daily life
Fandino, Y. (2008). Una enseñanza e investigación inteligentes de la inteligencia para el éxito escolar y el éxito en la vida cotidiana. Revista Iberoamericana de educación, No. 46, 1-12. ISSN: 1681-5653
12 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Date Written: June 19, 2008
The aim of this article is to approach the concept of intelligence and research from a broad perspective that allows undoing, or at least, questioning biased and simplistic views and opinions. This approach seeks to achieve a holistic understanding of the intelligent capacity of human beings to encourage educational institutions not just to instruct and transmit ideas, knowledge or systematic doctrines, but to facilitate the promotion, development and application of the different abilities of students. To do this, this paper first shows the relationship between intelligence, school success and success in everyday life to then reinterpret the concept of intelligence, not a single capacity, but as a series of different skills or abilities that refer to different components and modes of the intelligent activity. Secondly, there is a brief summary of some recent theoretical approaches about intelligence to substantiate the relevance of the proposed concept. Finally, it presents an outline of certain principles that teaching and research should adapt in order to develop and use each and every one of the skills of students in and outside educational contexts.
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Keywords: Intelligence, research, teaching, learning, school success
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