the right approach
“SOI” stands for Structure of Intellect - a theory of the functions and products of human intelligence. It is a system of tests and training materials to develop intellectual learning abilities. Based on the work of J.P. Guilford and the continued research of human intelligence in education by Dr. Mary Meeker, the SOI paradigm rescues students from failure.
"We don’t ask, 'How much intelligence?' We ask, ‘What kind?'"
- Dr. Mary Meeker
the SOI design is simple
1. Identify the abilities required for learning
2. Test for those abilities: figural, symbolic, and semantic
3. Teach abilities that are low; maintain and develop any that are average
4. Compare levels of performance in the classroom