Tag: tests

  • Why IQ Tests May not Measure Intelligence

    The American psychologist Arthur Jensen (1973) defines intelligence as ‘abstract reasoning ability’ – the ability to discover the rules, patterns and logical principles underlying objects and events and the ability to apply these discoveries to solve problems. Intelligence is measured by intelligence tests such as IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests which are designed to measure abstract…

  • Are Chinese Teaching Methods Best? (Experiments in Education)

    According to recent studies, China is home to one of the best education systems in the world, while Britain is trailing a long way behind. In some studies Chinese students are three years ahead of British students in reading and writing ability. China is well known for its ‘tough education’ methods, but can these methods…