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What's intelligent when it comes to education?

Erica Kleinknecht

Education and Intelligence are entwined in an unhealthy relationship. When we view intelligence as a trait, a fixed mindset follows that stymies learning. When intelligence is viewed as a set of skills, an incremental mindset follows, leading to a boost in motivation and self regulation known to improve learning outcomes. Its time to shift our thinking away from IQ and aptitude and towards problem solving, analysis, flexible thinking and creativity.

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