The aim of this work is to analyze the concept of successful intelligence and its benefits to assess the cognitive complexity of pupils with high abilities (gifted and talented). Firstly, some conceptual precisions are made in order to define and clarify the successful intelligence meaning. Sternberg states that successful intelligence is the ability to succeed in life within the socio-cultural context by capitalizing on one’s own strengths, and correcting or compensating for weaknesses and doing this through a combination of analytical, creative and practical skills. Secondly, we explain the instruments to assess the successful intelligence. On the one hand, the Sternberg Triarchic Abilities Test (STAT), which aims to assess the three abilities and helps teachers obtain a more complete picture of the child’s abilities. On the other hand, we analyze a new gifted and talented identification procedure and the different tasks included in the AURORA Project. Thirdly, some implications of successful intelligence for the educational attention of the pupils with high abilities are discussed. Finally, some conclusions are drawn in order to emphasize the advantages and disadvantages of the theory and the tests used to study the cognitive complexity of high ability pupils.
|Translated title of the contribution||Successful intelligence and educational attention of pupils with high abilities|
|Number of pages||112|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2011|
- High ability
- Successful intelligence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology