Professor's work experience

20th September 1996 at 01:00
In my Last Word column, I described David Perkins' division of intelligence into three segments: neural, experiential and reflective. This is central to his argument that intelligence is learnable. A gremlin changed the word experiential to experimental, which not only fails to do Perkins justice but also alters the meaning substantially.

I hope perhaps you will see this error as an opportunity to extend experiential intelligence and to stop being experimental with other people's work.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BARBER Dean of New Initiatives Institute of Education University of London 20 Bedford Way London WC1

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