Exam results are in the news again and so this felt like a good day to remind us all that intelligence is evident in so much more than what we can do academically. These are some thoughts on how valuable and intelligent that we all are, no matter what our exam results say.
My Satnav has a Homer Simpson voice. When you arrive at your destination, Homer says ‘you have reached your destination and you can hold your head up high because you are a genus’.
It’s a funny moment, but the fact that I have reached my destination by following Homer’s instructions actually implies that I can’t think for myself (perhaps that I am too lazy to think for myself is closer to the truth!)
Einstein said that everyone is a genius.
Do you think he was right?
Do you feel like a genius?
Many people would think that if you have a university degree or a towering intellect then you are a genius, but is this too narrow a view?
Howard Gardner created a theory of multiple intelligences which is explained in his 1983 book ‘Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences’. Gardner sees intelligence in areas such as music, the…
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