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Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life

Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human intelligence. Yet such debates are too focused on IQ as a life-long trait that can’t be changed. Other research is beginning to show the opposite.

The concept of testing intelligence was first successfuly devised by French psychologists in the early 1900s to help describe differences in how well and quickly children learn at school. But it is now frequently used to explain that difference – that we all have a fixed and inherent level of intelligence that limits how fast we can learn.

Defined loosely, intelligence refers to our ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations. IQ tests measure our vocabulary, our ability to problem-solve, reason logically and so on.

But what many people fail to understand is that if IQ tests measured only our skills at these particular tasks, no one would be interested in our score. The score is interesting only because it is thought to be fixed for life.

Who is getting smarter?

Standardised IQ tests used by clinical psychologists for diagnostic purposes, such as the Weschler scale, are designed in such a way that it is not easy to prepare for them. The contents are kept surprisingly secret and they are changed regularly. The score given for an individual is a relative one, adjusted based on the performance of people of the same age.

But even as we become better educated and more skillful at the types of tasks measured on IQ tests (a phenomenon known as the “Flynn effect”, after James Fylnn who first noted it) our IQs stay pretty much the same. This is because the IQ scoring system takes into account the amount of improvement expected over time, and then discounts it. This type of score is called a “standardised score” – it hides your true score and merely represents your standing in relation to your peers who have also been getting smarter at about the same rate.

This apparent stability in IQ scores makes intelligence look relatively constant, whereas in fact we are all becoming more intelligent across and within our lifetimes. The IQ test and the IQ scoring system are constantly adjusted to ensure that the average IQ remains at 100, despite a well-noted increase in intellectual ability worldwide.


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10 páginas para crear botones CSS y PNG totalmente gratis

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Una selección compuesta por 10 páginas para crear botones CSS y PNG de forma sencilla y completamente gratuita. Seguro que te son de utilidad.
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Aprendizaje cooperativo hoy: una paradoja y tres interrogantes

Aprendizaje cooperativo hoy: una paradoja y tres interrogantes | Aprendiendo a Distancia | Scoop.it
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6 Apps for Virtual Reality Field Trips Including Google Expeditions 

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Virtual reality field trips, like Google Expeditions, have transformed how we see the world. Liven up your class or playtime with VR virtual field trips!
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Cinco pasos para ser más creativo como docente

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El trabajo como docente requiere de gran creatividad. Extraemos los pasos para ser más creativo de “A Technique for producing Ideas“, de James Webb Young.

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El 96 por ciento de escuelas públicas guatemaltecas carecen de internet

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Saltillo, 27 Mar . - Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís acudió al Instituto Electoral de Coahuila para presentar su candidatura al gobierno de Coahuila por los partidos PRI, Nueva Alianza, PVEM, Socia

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Google's Neural Machine Translation engine learns three new languages, with more on the way

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Google is expanding its contextual Neural Machine Translation to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese, with more languages on the way.
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370 free online programming and computer science courses you can start in March

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A normal credit card payment terminal on the left, a credit card skimmer on the right. These skimmers are planted within stores by thieves and used to steal credit card information — sometimes for…
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8 Great Educational Websites for Newbie Teachers via Educators Technology

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Fabulous resources to engage learners in meaningful activities to learn. I have used almost all of these and I highly recommend each one.
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Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

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Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers

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My experience was that quite often we were just digitizing traditonal teaching. The challenge is to realize that and stop when it begins to happen. As well, it is challenging when people outside the classroom tell teachers this is what you have to do. I read a post today by someone who has not been in a classroom for several years and was not in one for long describing his innovatiion as providing more opportunity for classroom management. That is a major challenge when we are told by those outside the classroom this is what we have to do, but it is not grounded in real practice.
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Your Digital Footprint Matters | Internet Society

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Your digital footprint paints a picture of who you are.

Make sure it's accurate. Learn how in a few easy tutorials.

Every day, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than we assume.

This portrait helps companies target content at specific markets and consumers, helps employers look into your background, and helps advertisers track your movements across multiple websites. Whatever you do online, you might be leaving digital footprints behind.

So no matter what you do online it’s important that you know what kind of trail you’re leaving, and what the possible effects can be. 

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Top 100 - Innovaciones educativas

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El presente informe recoge los resultados del proyecto Top 100 Innovaciones Educativas 2016. Se trata de una amplia investigación que Fundación Telefónica ha llevado a cabo a lo largo de este año para identificar iniciativas educativas innovadoras, tanto nacionales como internacionales, que han demostrado su eficacia para mejorar las competencias de los estudiantes para enfrentarse…
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BlendKit 2017: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

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The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!
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Comunidades de aprendizaje para innovar. Comunidades de innovación para aprender

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iConvert Icons: web gratuita para crear y convertir imágenes en Iconos

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iConvert Icons es una utilidad web gratuita, sin registro, muy útil para crear y convertir imágenes en iconos para Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, etc.
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Poner al centro educativo en el centro del cambio

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