What teachers need to know about intelligence – Part 2: The effects of education | David Didau

What teachers need to know about intelligence – Part 2: The effects of education | David Didau

In Part 1 of this series I laid out why IQ matters and that, far from being a banal measure of merely of how well some people do in a series of irrelevant tests, IQ actually has real power to predict people’s life chances. What seems incontrovertibly true is that a higher IQ leads to a better life. This could easily seem like a counsel of despair if it meant that children with lower IQs automatically lived shorted, less fulfilled lives. Thankfully, there is something we can do and in this post I want to show the effects education has in raising IQ.

In the opening chapter for his book, Are…

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