If Gardner’s and Sternberg’s Theories of Multiple Intelligences Are Correct, What Are the Implications for Intelligence Testing and for Education?

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What are some examples of ways in which observational learning has benefited you in your life? Are there instances in which observational learning has worked to your disadvantage?
While I was a teenager about the age of 13 years old I visited my cousins in the country area where they had a coconut farm. While on the farm I observed my cousin climbed a tall coconut palm tree using his hand and feet in a well coordinated movement of hand and feet. I was then able to climb the tree in the same manner.
Another occasion where I used observational learning to my benefit was in the military where I observed a demonstration of how to negotiate obstacles I then applied what I saw done and successfully did the same. (Bandura, 1986) However, I have no example where observational learning was used to my disadvantage but rather I have on occasions observed others mistakes and learnt how not to do something; that is: learning form others mistakes.
As an eyewitness to a crime, how could you use information in this chapter to improve your memory for specific details? If you were a juror, what would you say to the other jurors about the reliability of eyewitness testimony?
Being an eye witness to a crime I can help improve my memory by Maintenance rehearsal of the information stored in my Short Term Memory I can extend the duration of your Short Term Memory (STM). Because the capacity and duration of Short Term Memory are limited (Best, 1999; Kareev, 2000); to extend the capacity of STM, I can also use a technique called chunking (Boucher & Dienes, 2003; Miller, 1956). By grouping what I witnessed into small bits such as the number on a vehicle number plate that can help with retention and retrieval of the information. As a juror I may say to other jurors that eye witness testimony…...

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