Howard And Sternberg's Theory Of Intelligence

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Intelligence is a complex topic. Howard and Sternberg have been quite successful in helping spread the knowledge about the meaning of intelligence and application of this knowledge to education. There is no clear agreement as to what constitutes IQ or how to measure it. There is an extensive and continually growing collection of research on the topic. Intelligence is a combination of the ability to learn: this includes all kind of formal and informal learning, pose problem: recognizing problem situations and transforming them into more clearly defined problems, and lastly, solve problems: accomplishing task, fashioning products, and doing complex projects. Gardner believes that everyone has a different levels of intelligence in each category…show more content…
What is viewed as intelligent in one culture might not be as intelligent in another. The three basic mental processes are: metacomponents, performance, and knowledge acquisition components. Metacomponents are the processes we use to solve problems, make decisions, and analyze outcomes. Performance components comes out the direction of the metacomponent. It allows us to store information short term. Knowledge acquisition component are we use to learn and store new information. According to Sternberg, intelligence cannot be defined by IQ test, rather intelligence should be defined on how you perform in your everyday world. People who are successfully intelligent are able to achieve their own idea within their culture and are skilled at adapting to their environment to fit their needs. There are three components of successful intelligence: analytical, creative, and practical intelligence. Analytical intelligence are applied to analyze, judge, compare, and contrast. Creative intelligence is the ability to interpret a visual advertisement and writes about It. Practical intelligence involves someone applying their abilities to the different kind of problems that confront them in a daily…show more content…
There are two types of IQ testing: Wechsler Intelligence Scale of Children (WISC) and Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). In order to get an accurate and proven result of an individual's IQ test, It should be done more than once. There should be multiple test in order to compare results and know exactly where the individual is having a high and low score. People learn in various ways and at a different pace, so by repeating a test with the same material, most likely you will get a better result. Different techniques and approach also makes a difference in someone's IQ score, again it all depends on the individual's learning techniques. As for me, I fall under Sternberg theory, I'm more of a practical learner. I like to be more hands on rather than reading and writing. Also, my way of learning is by repeating something over and over until I gets it right, or I should say boost my IQ score up a little
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