Intelligence And Practical Intelligence

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Intelligence is known as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Sternberg developed three sets of successful intelligence which are Analytical intelligence, Creative intelligence, and practical intelligence. Analytical intelligence refers to the ability to collect and analyze information, make decisions and problem solve. Creative intelligence refers to the ability to use your imagination and to be able to invent something using ideas. Practical intelligence refers to applying knowledge and skills to everyday problems and social situations. Hereditary and environmental factors can affect your intelligence. Hereditary factors are based on the genetic makeup that is based down from parents to their children. Environmental factors…show more content…
There are two different types of motivation; extrinsic motivation is when someone is motivated due to wanted to attain or avoid consequences in the world. Intrinsic motivation is when people are motivated by factors within or by inheritance of a task they are performing. Intrinsic motivation is more beneficial then extrinsic motivation because it offers multiple advantages for someone’s overall well-being. For example, I have always loved to read. Reading brings me so much joy and has an overall calming effect on me personally. Because of this, I have an easier time in school, making reading assignments not feel like a chore. When someone is motivated by something they enjoy doing it makes them eager to gain new knowledge and achieve higher levels in the classroom. I do believe children with intellectual disabilities have a difficult time with intrinsic motivation because children tend to avoid activities they are bad at. If a certain activity is hard for them such as reading a book they will tend to use different avoidance strategies such as making excuses to not perform the task. This is when extrinsic motivation comes into play because they will do the task out of fear of consequences such as failing a…show more content…
When I thought of the word intelligence and what it meant I didn’t know there were so many aspects to it. Breaking down intelligence into Analytical intelligence, Creative intelligence, and practical intelligence really affected my way of thinking. When I performed the activities of the Lemelson Center’s games I had to determine which kind of intelligence each activity is using and it brought on a mass of critical thinking to establish which of the three they fit into. I also had never heard of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. As a person going into the education field of study, this information was very beneficial to me. I learned that children who are intrinsic can be difficult to teach because they have their own set of motivations, extrinsic is a little easier to help with because a teacher can set up some kind of reward system. This chapter taught me a great deal of new information on

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