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Unread 11-07-2022, 01:59 PM
Finport Red
 
Default IQ scores are falling and have been for decades

IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.

The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.
Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991 and found that scores increased by almost 3 percentage points each decade for those born between 1962 to 1975 -- but then saw a steady decline among those born after 1975.
Similar studies in Denmark, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Estonia have demonstrated a similar downward trend in IQ scores, said Ole Rogeberg, a senior research fellow at the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway and co-author of the new study.

More - https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/13/h...ntl/index.html

Stupid kids
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:00 PM
92ToBury
 
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1974 genius Reds.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:01 PM
Sapien
 
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Social media is making us all stupid. I don't doubt it for one minute.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:03 PM
92ToBury
 
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The focus on league tables for schools has led to schools teaching kids how to pass exams, not necessarily learning and understanding the subjects.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:05 PM
Finport Red
 
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The focus on league tables for schools has led to schools teaching kids how to pass exams, not necessarily learning and understanding the subjects.
Eduction used to be about teaching kids to think. It’s now about teaching them what to think.

That, TV and now social Media all come into play here.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:10 PM
NedKelly
 
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The focus on league tables for schools has led to schools teaching kids how to pass exams, not necessarily learning and understanding the subjects.
Exams are, in the main, a memory game. 10 year old me figured this out; I always found the education system quite patronising tbh.

Education needs a revamp, social media needs to go in the bin and parents need to start teaching their kids useful life skills. Lets get this ship back on course.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:11 PM
red red robbo
 
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The focus on league tables for schools has led to schools teaching kids how to pass exams, not necessarily learning and understanding the subjects.
Very much this.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:13 PM
redhegemony
 
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an in depth analysis of this forum?
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:16 PM
Bunker Buster
 
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Social media.
Lack of sports / social clubs
Poor education when at school
Poor parenting
Lockdowns
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:25 PM
Zorg
 
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Exams are, in the main, a memory game. 10 year old me figured this out; I always found the education system quite patronising tbh.

Education needs a revamp, social media needs to go in the bin and parents need to start teaching their kids useful life skills. Lets get this ship back on course.
Kids shouldn't be allowed near it until at least 16 imo.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:28 PM
Bunker Buster
 
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Kids shouldn't be allowed near it until at least 16 imo.
We made it to 11

But that is monitored, child protected, password open, tick tock and YouTube only...

It was the ease to get them back from playing out.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:31 PM
est.1878
 
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Education shouldn't drastically increase an IQ score, or am I missing something? In theory soneone found living from birth in a jungle could smash an IQ test?
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:32 PM
flixton
 
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How old were the Norwegian researchers?
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:34 PM
armchair
 
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2006 : 9mins
Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms (social constructionism).


This is related with what we're seeing from teachers today.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:35 PM
AK14
 
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Shit and unarsed parenting has a lot to answer for imo.

Just like everything it starts at home.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:35 PM
Finport Red
 
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Education shouldn't drastically increase an IQ score, or am I missing something? In theory soneone found living from birth in a jungle could smash an IQ test?
Seems not…

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Unread 11-07-2022, 02:37 PM
AK14
 
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Education shouldn't drastically increase an IQ score, or am I missing something? In theory soneone found living from birth in a jungle could smash an IQ test?
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:38 PM
Finport Red
 
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Clearly post ‘75.
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:41 PM
est.1878
 
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Clearly post ‘75.
Spelling nothing to do with IQ....
 
Unread 11-07-2022, 02:42 PM
My Name is Heath
 
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Social media is making us all stupid. I don't doubt it for one minute.
This.

Hi many people make an effort to think on things like movies.

“Oooh, what was he in? That film on the Moon. Let me Google it”

Nobody stews over things any more. It’s instant answers.

*Dodgy territory alert*

Claxon blares

Gabon had the 2nd lowest IQ in the world. Some South Africans have tiny IQs.

You have to build a society that allows these people to live, work, exist - so you need to plan an economy for a few million of relatively useless people.

Swamp insurance admin. Window tax collectors. Lawyers etc.

Good job NIGERIAN population isn’t booming and there’s an Islam/Christianity war brewing in that failing state with good oil reserves and a load of low IQ foot soldiers hey?

Also - I believe the US military did studies which showed that anyone with an IQ of less than 80 is a detriment to your own side and not worth drafting in a modern army beyond cannon fodder.

Serious challenge to governments indeed, although the UK cunningly often employ them as MPs.
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