• Question: Do children across the country seem to be becoming more/less intelligent from your experiences?

    Asked by albie01 on 23 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Diana Kornbrot

      Diana Kornbrot answered on 23 Jan 2020:

      myt EXPERIENCE is irrelevant
      one needs to look at DATA from exam reults and internatioal comparisons
      also look at exam questions – getting easire all the time. part of dumbing down of the country. Xmas lectures with zero maths content is another example.
      Fight for goood education as well as climate change avoidance

    • Photo: Sreejita Ghosh

      Sreejita Ghosh answered on 23 Jan 2020:

      I agree with Diana to some extent. Today’s kids have access to the kind of technology and resources which makes finding answers and solutions easier and faster. I have heard some parents of kids of these days say that their kids are smart because they know how to operate a computer and smart phones. back in my growing up years having a computer was a luxury and one could have it only if one was working in computer science related work. Engineers have made regular-human-friendly technology, and THAT is why even a kid can use it. It is smart engineering that should be appreciated.
      But again, as Diana said, personal experiences and anecdotes might be interpreted as biased data collection and a proper dataset needs to be collected for proper analysis.

    • Photo: Fiona Macfarlane

      Fiona Macfarlane answered on 23 Jan 2020:

      I think the way children learn has definitely changed due to new technology being available, so not necessarily more/less intelligent they just have different skills