Education

How to spot the next Einstein in school

Thu.18.Apr.2013 BST

It’s vital that more students take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. But research has shown that it may not be as obvious to identify students who have this potential.

It's often those with a bias towards spatial learning (those who think first in images and only afterwards in words) who often excel at these important subjects, with Einstein and Newton being two very famous examples. And clearly, the earlier a child’s potential in these subjects is identified, the better.

Conversely, some of these students may be missed, given that the majority of teaching is based on verbal or language based tasks which can leave some spatial thinkers behind.

This is why GL Assessment’s new edition of its well-respected Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) – an assessment used by over 50% of UK secondary schools, as well as primaries - now allows teachers to uncover children who have the potential to be our future scientists, designers and architects. To find our more watch our video to learn more about the new CAT4 test.

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