ERIC Number: ED030927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Every Student Is A Gifted Student.
McHolland, James; McInnis, Noel
The Human Potential Seminars at Kendall College, a part of the Program for Humanized Curriculum Design are described. The Seminars are based on the assumption that every student is gifted in the sense of having unique potentialities. The conviction is held that something is right with the participants; motivation focuses on individual discovery and group reinforcement of strengths, capabilities, and success factors of each individual. Three techniques used are: (1) strength bombardment, in which the individual reveals his concept of his own strengths, the group indicates further strengths seen in the person, and there is discussion regarding causes that are preventing usage of these strengths; (2) success bombardment, in which successful and unsuccessful experiences are analyzed by the group for each participant; and (3) goal-setting activities, using student values, the goals set being achievable and believable. Behavioral objectives are increases in: (1) self-motivation, (2) self-determination, and (3) affirmation of self-worth. The Seminars are considered educational, not therapeutic; participation is voluntary, and grouping is heterogeneous. Results are encouraging, though difficult to measure. (AE)
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Authoring Institution: Kendall Coll., Evanston, IL. Center for Curriculum Design.