ERIC Number: ED490417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Convergence: Human Intelligence The Next 100 Years
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.
How might human intelligence evolve over the next 100 years? This issue paper explores that idea. First, the paper summarizes five emerging perspectives about human intelligence: Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory, Robert Sternberg's triarchic theory of intelligence, Ellen Langer's mindfulness theory, David Perkins' learnable intelligences theory, and Patricia Wolfe's brain research for the classroom. These persuasions seem to be merging into a family of views that counter the long held belief that intelligence is a single, unchanging IQ score. The theories illustrate convergence, a 21st century phenomenon across a number of fields including digital electronics. As such, the five views might be termed "teachable intelligence" because they share the belief that intelligences can grow over a life span. Then, best, worst, and probable scenarios tell how human intelligence might evolve in our nation. A method from the futures research community, scenario writing reaches beyond the laboratory to address research problems that otherwise would remain virginal.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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