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IPP in the Panoply of Learning

There are three broad stages in human learning.

Humans, unlike almost all other creatures, are slow in developing the capacity to learn appropriate to their environs.  Most creatures come into life pre-wired with almost all they need to survive and thrive — humans have a greater need, and a greater capacity to learn, but they are not completely pre-wired — they need to learn how to learn.

The first stage is so elementary that it was not even identified until the last half-century.  It is called “patterning”. It occurs when babies first start to explore their environment by crawling and otherwise controlling their bodies in exploring the outside world.    This “motor learning” seems so natural, that it is commonly not considered “learning”, but for whatever reason, some children miss developing important aspects of this development, so they Continue reading “IPP in the Panoply of Learning”

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Making the Most of SOI Test Results

SOI tests are tests of learning abilities. If someone is having difficulty learning, the cause may be a lack of learning abilities.

Our tests are a great way to get a snapshot of students’ learning abilities and to see their learning potential. Now that you know more about your students’ learning abilities, what’s next? How do you help all of these unique students?

EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS. LET US HELP.

The SOI test results have profiled your students’ strong and weak abilities. Now what?

SOI is the easiest and most efficient way to improve their learning abilities. We provide you with Continue reading “Making the Most of SOI Test Results”

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Taking the Next Step in Learning

At SOI Systems, we provide you with practical ways to help your students succeed. SOI is a system of assessments and training materials that develop intellectual abilities and learning functions.

We equip students with the necessary intellectual skills to learn subject matter, do analytical thinking, become more creative, and, most importantly, learn how to learn.

GIFTED & TALENTED

The robustness of the SOI tests helps incorporate students with gifts in areas not usually included in other assessments. figural, symbolic, evaluation, and creativity abilities are all Continue reading “Taking the Next Step in Learning”

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Welcome to the Structure of Intellect!

SOI stands for Structure of Intellect.

What is our goal? Academic success.

How do we get there? By developing learning abilities one step at a time.

The Structure of Intellect (SOI) theory was developed by Dr. J.P. Guilford. He discovered that there are more than 90 different ways in which we can learn. He determined that comprehension, memory, evaluation, problem-solving, and creativity are the basic operations of learning.

Dr. Mary Meeker, a student of Guilford’s, applied Guilford’s theory to the practical needs of education. Dr. Meeker used the SOI model to design materials that develop learning abilities. She did this with the goal of all students being able to better their academic success.

SOI materials come in many forms:

We want to achieve two things through this blog. First, we want to make people aware of all that SOI has to offer and how they can benefit from implementing our materials. Second, we want to support our customers by sharing information about new products or programs, teaching ideas, classroom tips, tutoring suggestions, and testimonials.

Follow this blog by submitting your email address in the form found in the right-hand menu. You will be hearing from the SOI staff, who will be introduced below, as well as several SOI practitioners, who will be introduced with their first post. Continue reading “Welcome to the Structure of Intellect!”