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Statistic Of The Day: Diversity Helps Us Learn


I’ve previously posted about a Scientific American article I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students read at the beginning of the year to encourage them to seek our diverse partners in small groups when they are given that opportunity (see “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter”).

Today, The New York Times has published an article about a newer study that has found the same results. It’s headlined Diversity Makes You Brighter.

Here’s an excerpt:


I’ll probably use it with the older piece as part of a “jigsaw” reading.

Of course, it can also have a role in a broader class discussion on diversity in society.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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