Understanding intelligence

Module Overview

Originated by Prof. Viktorija Radotic

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including as one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability or inclination to perceive information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied when adapting to new or challenging situations. Within the discipline of psychology, various approaches to human intelligence have been adopted. The psychometric approach is especially familiar to the general public, as well as being the most researched and by far the most widely used in practical settings. In this module we look at what intelligence is and how we can develop our capacity for self-awareness in this area.

We will explore

  • What does intelligence mean to you?
  • What determines intelligence?
  • How do we calibrate intelligence?
  • How are ‘gifted’ people identified?
  • Creating our own IQ test for fun!


We are continously working to improve and update our material to ensure it is meeting the needs of students and teachers alike.

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All modules are delivered to you via email through a downloadable link.

Our programmes include a range of learning materials to support both teachers and students in the classroom. Content wise, each module is different but some components are common to all to provide assessment tools for teachers and familiar references for students.

This module includes

  • Lesson plans
  • PowerPoint presentations (including higher ability)
  • Students worksheets
  • Class exercises
  • Teacher assessment

We believe that some topics are approached more powerfully by bringing in animation. That is why some of the topics have videos to illustrate the learning points

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