Intelligence, creativity and success : Practical insights from research

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In my assignment with the National Centre for Assessment in Higher Education (Govt. of Saudi Arabia), I was working on a project to propose a new design for a creativity test. While working on this project, I read 100s of research articles and some books by creativity experts to understand the latest development in the field and propose something which is likely to have higher predictive validity for success in work and life. This article aims to present a summary of my work for general public. The central question for me was “How one’s intelligence and creativity are related to …

Illusion of Competence : How it affects our learning and what we can do about it

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Have you ever watched any professional doing her job and thought that it is really simple? Like a gymnast demonstrating those complex manoeuvres and it looks so simple that anybody can do it. Most of all have experience such moments in life when we see a demonstration by an expert and got the feeling that it is very easy. This gives birth to the belief the we actually KNOW how to do the task with we have seen happening in front of our eyes. This very belief is called illusion of competence. Since past few weeks I started learning about …