Is the skillful child more clever with numbers? Maybe the one that calculates more quickly? Is it smarter who learns to read before? Or the one who learns by heart all the countries of the world? Moreover, can intelligence be measured? Until now, we thought that the result of measuring intelligence
Is the skillful child more clever with numbers? Maybe the one that calculates more quickly? Is it smarter who learns to read before? Or the one who learns by heart all the countries of the world? Moreover, can intelligence be measured?
Until now, we thought that the result of measuring intelligence was called an IQ. However, it is not like that. There are parameters that the IQ is unable to measure. For example, creativity and the ability to adapt to the environment.
Who is the smartest child in the class?
To this day, the IQ is that it measures the intelligence of a child. And it does so through a series of mathematical algorithms and a series of logic questions. However, they do not measure other essential skills in life, such as the ability to adapt to the environment or creativity.
Perhaps the intellectual quotient of Lewis Carroll did not reach 140, nor that of Mozart. However, they were geniuses. This has made scientists reconsider the term intelligence. Who is the smartest child? The one who knows how to solve an equation with ease? Or the one who is able to find a creative response? The one that gets good grades in all the subjects? Or the one who is able to seek a solution before an unexpected change in a statement? That is, intelligence is adaptation. Something, that by the way, Darwin had already said in his day. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to the environment.
But ... If this is so, if creativity is also determinant for intelligence, how is it measured? To this day, no scientist has been able to measure talent.
What makes a child more intelligent
Psychologists such as Robert J. Sternberg or Howard Gardner, bet to go deeper into 'practical intelligence'. That is, that intelligence is foreign to the parameters of the amount of knowledge you have, but the capabilities that you can develop. A child may know a lot about geography or science, but his classmate, who sometimes forgets the names of the rivers, is imaginative, creative, with a great gift of empathy, able to orient without problems and also has a disturbing power of oratory. Who is the smartest?
So, to be smart, you do not have to become a recognized mathematician or a portent of aerospace telecommunications. Your son, who wants to be a dancer, a writer, a doctor or a teacher, who spends his course with a good dose of mischief to avoid suspense, who proves to be creative and get excited and excite the rest, your son, may be the smartest of the class . Although I do not get some excellent notes.