ERIC Number: ED326659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Intelligence and Adult Learning.
Fellenz, Robert A., Ed.; Conti, Gary J., Ed.
"Understanding Adult Intelligence" (Robert Sternberg) focuses on the nature of intelligence. It explains Sternberg's triarchic theory, in which he posits three main aspects of intelligence: its relation to the internal or mental world of the learner, its relation to experience, and its relation to the surrounding world. "Strategies and Learning" (Claire Weinstein) presents a brief overview of the kinds of learning strategies that have been identified that differentiate between more and less successful learners. A brief introduction is also given to an instrument used in a learning-to-learn course that helps to give some assessment of where students are in this area. "Reaction to Presentations: A Panel of Adult Education Professors" (Huey Long et al.) offers comments in an attempt to give focus to further discussions of intelligence and learning strategies. "Real Life vs. Academic Problem Solving" (Robert Sternberg) discusses the difference between everyday problems and academic or test-taking problems. The differences are that academic problems are prerecognized, predefined, and well-structured; most school problems have one right answer; academic problems provide relevant information; in school settings, there is clear feedback; and schools emphasize individual problem solving. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Center for Adult Learning Research.
Note: Papers from an Institute sponsored by the Center for Adult Learning Research (Bozeman, MT, August 1988). For related documents, see CE 056 416-419.