Agenda: Week of October 22 through October 26, 2012

Unit 4 Cognition - Memory, Language, & Thought -- Test Monday
Unit 5 Intelligence, Motivation, & Emotion
Week at a Glance:
MON - TEST Unit 4 Cognition.
TUE - Introduction to Intelligence.
W/TH - Intelligence measurements.
FRI - Multiple Intelligences, Stephen Wiltshire - Savant.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Quote of the Day: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching


Learning Targets for Unit 4 Cognition. 
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.


Agenda:
1. TEST Unit 4 Cognition.
Stata Center, MIT
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price." - Sun Tzu


Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate. 

- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.


Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: "Write down the names of the 3 "smartest" people that you know. What makes them so?"
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Intelligence. "What is Smart?" Nature vs. Nurture. Intelligence Testing.
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Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday October 27, 2011
Quote of the Day: "When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear." -  Zen Proverb


Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate. 

- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.


Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: IQ Tests have shown to be good indicators of school performance. Why?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: History & Development of IQ Testing.
3. Video with questions & Discussion: Beautiful Minds: The Einstein Effect. Link to video & Questions here.
An amazing video! 
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Friday, October 28, 2011
Quote of the Day:  "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha


Learning Targets:
1. Binet created the first intelligence test and developed the concept of mental age, but Terman's revision, the Stanford-Binet, created a way to compute an IQ score.
2. Aptitude tests predict future success and achievement tests assess what individuals already know.
3. When designing tests, psychometricians focus on standardization, reliability, validity, and culture fairness.
4. Normal distributions are bell-shaped curves in which most scores fall near the average and the percentage of scores between standard deviations is fixed by a formula.
5. Reliability refers to a test being repeatable and validity refers to a test being accurate. 

- Explain the theories that have been created for understanding intelligence
- Compare the different modes of intelligence testing
- Explain how the range of mental abilities, from creativity and giftedness to mental retardation, can be identified, explained, & understood.


Essential Questions:
- How much of intelligence is inherited, and how much is due to upbringing?
- What exactly is intelligence, and what do test scores mean?
- Why do some people with high IQ scores become underachievers, while others with average IQ scores become leaders? - How does intelligence related to creativity and artistic or athletic abilities?


Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Is intelligence one thing or several different abilities?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Theories of Intelligence.
We will watch the video clip on Stephen Wiltshire: Savant.