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Mar 30 2007

Summa cum laude + Ph. D. = intelligence?

While reading this chapter in my Educational Psychology book, I found yet another example of why Robert Sternberg is not the brightest man in the world. In this section, he spent a good amount of time talking about language development and verbal competency. Then, he comes up with this stunningly obfuscating and self-referencing definition for “direct instruction:”

“Direct instruction is the teaching situation in which a teacher…imparts knowledge to a child by teaching it.”

You don’t say!? Way to go Robert J. Sternberg, Ph. D. Beautiful sentence structure is obviously not one of the foci of a Standford doctoral program. :p

|:| Zach |:|

Sternberg, R.J. & Williams, W.M. (2002). Educational psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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  1. Sam

    We should seriously find out who writes the fortunes for the cookies and figure out how to steal their job!

    1. Zach

      Only if we can muster up the insight of Sternberg. :p

  2. Sam

    I don’t think I would need to obtain a Ph. D. to write crap like that but I might need one to be qualified to compose fortunes. Those things impact people lives! Not silly text books… 😉

  3. QU

    I hear that the city public school system is searching for a new superintendent. He sounds like he could be the man. Such insight.

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