How Early Academic Training Retards Intellectual Development

In my last post, I summarized research indicating that early academic training produces long-term harm. Now, in this post, I will delve a bit into the question of how that might happen. It’s useful here to distinguish between academic skills and intellectual skills—a distinction nicely made in a recent article (link is external) by Lillian Katz published by the child advocacy organization Defending the Early Years (link is external). The distinction between academic and intellectual skills, and why the latter should precede the former


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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