Learning about Learning: Research and Edreform News and Views 01/25/2012

  • IQ Drops When You’re In a Group | Psych Central News

    IQ is linked to social context. Does this mean mainstreaming is wrong? Right? Depending on who you are? “. Provocative new research discovers small-group dynamics can lower the expression of IQ in some susceptible people. In the study, researchers determined IQ is significantly linked to social context.”
    IQ depends upon social context? If this research is proven to be true it could change how we measure and understand IQ. ““This study tells us the idea that IQ is something we can reliably measure in isolation without considering how it interacts with social context is essentially flawed,” said coauthor Steven Quartz, Ph.D. “Furthermore, this suggests that the idea of a division between social and cognitive processing in the brain is really pretty artificial. The two deeply interact with each other.” .

    tags: education learning iq research

  • News | New research shows stress can make you pile on the pounds

    Are all of your teachers gaining weight? maybe it is a sign of deeper problems or a toxic work environment. I have seen it happen and believe it. Of course, are you stressed because you are heavy or are you heavy because you are stressed? ” Research has found the answer. Apparently stress is the biggest cause of overeating for more than half of the country’s adults.”

    tags: learning research health

  • Sloan-C’s Definition of ‘Online Course' May Be Out of Sync with Reality ~ Stephen's Web

    How do you determine what an online course is? I love Stephen Downes' tongue in cheek thought on how this is being defined. great points.

    tags: education news elearning

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