There are lots of very common theories about education that you've likely heard. For example, you may have heard that creative people use the right side of their brain, or that some people learn better when they see the material and others learn better when hearing it. But is any of that true? TIP's researchers are here to answer. … [Read more...] about Correcting the Myths of Gifted Education
Click here to listen! Dr. Matt Makel, TIP's Director of Research, tells us about his new book, From Giftedness to Gifted Education, describing his research's impact on TIP's educational programs and diving into the benefits of ability grouping and academic acceleration. Subscribe to the Duke TIP Podcast at Apple Podcasts! … [Read more...] about The Duke TIP Podcast Episode 6: Dr. Matt Makel
Salman Khan has appeared on the cover of Forbes magazine and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. He is founder of The Khan Academy and author of The One World Schoolhouse. I interviewed Sal to get his thoughts on the future of education. Here are five wisdom filled lessons from the world famous educator. Theory may not be as important as before. “You have all this education theory and people try to make larger statements than maybe what their data would back … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons from Salman Khan on the Future of Education
In a recent New York Times op-ed, “Why I’m moving home,” bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance explains how he is moving back to his home state of Ohio because he wants to hear the messages of the people that he left behind. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. Vance left, joined the military, went to Ohio State for undergrad and Yale law school, wrote a bestselling book, and became a principal at a major Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about The forgotten rural gifted child
A lot of emphasis and investment is currently being placed on “non-cognitive” factors in predicting later life outcomes. However, there has been relatively little research investigating the interplay of family background and the effects of individual differences, such as personality traits and intelligence measured in adolescence, in predicting educational attainment, annual income, and occupational prestige in adulthood. In a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology … [Read more...] about Can Intelligence or Personality Compensate For Background Disadvantage?
Most of us spend four years in high school, but every once in a while you’ll hear about some prodigy who enters college earlier than typical. For example, Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize winning physicist, entered Yale University at age 15. Gell-Mann turned out pretty successful, but what about people who entered college early as a whole? What happens to them later in life when they grow up? A study by Nancy B. Hertzog and Rachel U. Chung published in Roeper Review attempted to address this … [Read more...] about What Happens To Students On The College Fast Track?
A recent article published by distinguished gifted education scholar David Lubinski of Vanderbilt University, “From Terman to today: A century of findings on intellectual precocity,” serves as an excellent resource for parents, students, and educators who are interested in the findings of two major longitudinal studies of the gifted which roughly span the last century, and more broadly the historical progression of research on the gifted. Here are brief descriptions of the longitudinal … [Read more...] about What have we learned from 100 years of longitudinal research on intellectual talent?
A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future. The full report is important to consider, but two sections are especially worth reading for talented kids, parents, and educators. The increasing personalization of learning due to intelligent systems and the skills likely required for jobs in an AI filled future are things talented kids can benefit from and will likely be well positioned … [Read more...] about How AI Will Impact Talented Kids In The Future
In the United States, the default education strategy is to group students by age. This assumes that students who are the same age have similar learning needs as each other and will learn best when grouped in the same classroom together. However, a group of researchers recently assessed how many students perform above grade level. In other words, they looked at how many fourth grade students could, on the first day of fourth grade, demonstrate performance at the fifth grade level. … [Read more...] about Many Students Perform Above Grade Level
In a new research abstract presented at the 2016 meeting of the International Society for Intelligence Research, researchers Joseph Lee Rodgers and Patrick O’Keefe of Vanderbilt University investigate potential new causes of the Flynn effect, or the strangely consistent rise in IQ scores over the decades. Their new analysis and interpretation suggests that parents may be getting better over time at providing an “executive function” to their developing children. … [Read more...] about Are Parents Becoming More Proficient in Supporting Their Children’s Cognitive Growth?