ERIC Number: ED155864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of Learning for the Highly Gifted Student.
Lundy, Ruthe A.; And Others
To isolate and focus on the learning characteristics of the highly gifted, 101 gifted students were identified and interviewed over a 2-year period. Four dimensions of learning characteristics were analyzed: instructional style, peer context, independence, and variety. Among findings from interviews were that an opporuntity for discovery learning or problem solving was most important to these students; that highly gifted students at all levels wanted to choose the peer context in which they learn; that the students described their needs for some part of their learning to be self-directed; and that variety in learning experiences was valued by the highly gifted throughout the study. Differences expressed between gifted and comparison groups was also investigated. (Appended are the interview form and interview responses.) (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palo Alto Unified School District, CA.