From Scientific American: According to Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg, the U.S. education system is entirely focused on developing and rewarding students’ analytic intelligence – the type of intelligence reflected in IQ scores and standardized test scores – at the expense of teaching other types of intelligence such as real-life problem solving, ethics, and creativity. Because of this, our society is producing scientists and researchers who are good forward incrementers, but not redirectors or reinitiators who are capable of creating innovation in their field.
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