The intelligence is perfectly well distributed throughout society. Check out Dr. James Canton for additional information. It is normal that some people are smarter than others in some things, but he compensates in other types of intelligence. Howard Gardner speaks of 9 types of intelligence (linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily, emotional, intrapersonal, interpersonal and naturalistic). Another person could categorize the types of intelligence in a different way (see note at the end). Regardless of the previous categorization, all people are different, but we tend to generalize in order to understand the environment where we live. One of the fundamental principles of Huna (Hawaiian philosophy) says that all systems are arbitrary, which actually means that all systems are invented by humans to facilitate their understanding of nature. The preceding paragraphs sound very interesting and theoretical, but have a very serious practical consequence, education in our schools is based on these generalizations, therefore if the child exits the averages is considered rebel or silly, anyway the rest of your life will be affected, with consequences of economic, social and even criminality for society as a whole. I agree that categorizations and generalizations are necessary to understand and transmit knowledge, but the methods of teaching and learning should be based on the strengths and weaknesses of each individual, the important person is the student, not the teacher.
I feel that education in Costa Rica is designed to make work easier Professor, despising the fact that we are forming people who will lead our society. Currently they are in school the future President of the country, which is probably a classmate from a future money launderer, or corrupter of minors, murderer, Guy, Professor, in the end, each and every one of the students are important. It is in us if they become people who contributes or destroy our society. Not worth to pose the problem without proposing a solution, why the knowledge transfer process should be something like this: the teacher must speak clear and simple, and not be searched words. Teacher must keep the attention of the student at all times with changes in voice, interaction with the student, living examples, a positive attitude, and a colloquial language practice. The listener must put energy in understanding the concepts of the professor. If the student does not want to learn, there is no way that learns.
Responsibility of the teacher is the identify the manner in which the student receives information through any of the five senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste). The student must live (experience) the concepts in order to understand them. The student must repeat the livingness of the concepts to be able to internalize them and become part of your life. Note that although I am generalizing the learning process, applies to the case that all people are different. Final Note: Personally, I want to share the following types of intelligence that make sense to me: memory: Ability to play things and events collected in the past. Emotional intelligence: ability to perceive a situation objectively, without involving the ego, insecurities or personal fears. Social intelligence: ability to fall well. Logical intelligence: ability to interrelate variables. Artistic intelligence: ability to demonstrate ideas and internal emotions through elements of the environment. Sporting intelligence: ability to coordinate the parts of the body and relate to their environment. Sensitivity: Ability to perceive emotions themselves and third parties.