Parents Archives - The Answer Series
Attention span & multitasking in the world today
Think back to the last live meeting you’ve had. Did you notice how many people were staring at or texting on their smartphone, or another device, whilst the meeting was taking place? Now think back to the last remote meeting you had? Can you remember how often someone responded by asking, ‘Can you repeat that?’ Quite a few times, I’d bet. Who – or what – would you say carries the blame for this? Never stop questioning, said Einstein  [...]
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The past, present and future of intelligence/IQ
It is reported that the average IQ of the world’s population is declining. IQ testing has been in use for more than a century. Since then, until fairly recently, IQ scores in general have shown a steady increase. As reports, ‘Even the average person today would have been considered a genius compared to someone born in 1919 – a phenomenon known as the Flynn effect’. An explanation for the Flynn effect is that ‘more access to education an [...]
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How well do you know your work/studies?
It’s a difficult one… How well do you know your work once you have completed studying? How do you know if you have studied enough? 😯 It’s difficult to tell, isn’t it? One way of trying to determine whether you have studied enough is to try and anticipate what could be in your class test or exam. If you can truly do this, you have most likely studied enough. Of course, this also means that you will be able to answer the exam questio [...]
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