Having spent the last few days digging into Robert Sternberg's work in the fields of learning and intelligence, I thought it an important topic for blogging. His research and theories are timely for those interested in making schooling more relevant in the 21st century. In particular, the idea that we can become smarter and able to function at higher levels across the lifespan is key today when we are in need of a diverse cadre of problem solvers across the globe.
In some of his latest work, Sternberg writes about the importance of creative and practical thinking, as well as analytic thinking such as comparing, summarizing, and logical thinking. This work is an example of current knowledge and research that underpins our studies in education, mind and brain. Through these education, mind and brain programs (www.brainsmart.org) effective teachers across the world are now helping their students prepare for adulthood by learning ways of thinking they will be able to use to not only adapt to society as it now exists, but to help shape it into a better world! Let's all do our part to support effective teaching today!