choose a theoretical perspective and discuss it.  Theories such as those proposed by Carroll, Sternberg, Campioni et al., or Gardner are a sample of specific theories of intelligence.

This week you examine a number of theories of intelligence on which current measures of intelligence are based. The importance of theory is not always obvious, but knowledge and understanding of theory will help you make effective use of information garnered from assessments. This, in turn, will help you make sound decisions for the people with whom you are working.

As you explore this week’s Learning Resources, you will see that many theories address the concept ofintelligence as an overall cognitive ability, while others represent it as multiple abilities. For this Discussion, choose one theoretical perspective on cognition, intelligence, or personal competence and consider its advantages over other theoretical perspectives.