ERIC Number: ED408744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
"Faces of Excellence." Annual SAGE Conference Proceedings (7th, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 27-28, 1996).
Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Centre for Gifted Education.
This monograph contains the conference proceedings of the 1996 conference of the Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education (SAGE). The major focus of the conference was to explore "state-of-the-art" knowledge regarding social-emotional development, thinking skills, philosophy, First Nations education, creativity, counselling techniques, charter schools, instructional resources, and gender issues as they relate to the unique needs of gifted and talented individuals. This document presents summaries of selected conference sessions. The seven presentations are: (1) "The Concept of Giftedness in the Context of First Nations Culture and Philosophy" (John W. Friesen), which discusses giftedness in the Canadian Native cultural context; (2) "Artifact Box Session" (Joanne Lozynsky), a description of a biannual interschool project in which students collect and exchange artifacts representative of their locale; (3)"GTEC [Gifted and Talented Education Council] Resources (Chris Meaden and Terry Gerling), which describes the "Dimensions of Learning" framework for designing and assessing integrated lessons; (4) "The Emotional Drama of Giftedness: Self-Concept, Perfectionism, and Sensitivity" (Sal Mendaglio and Michael C. Pyryt); (5) "Fun in Sciencing" (Micheline Rivard), which provides a collection of science activities for the junior high level; (6) "You Are What You Ask--The Power of Teaching Students' Questioning Skills for Enabling Thinking" (Bernard Schwartz and Garnet Millar); and (7) "Intuition and Giftedness" (Carolyn Yewchuk), a discussion of the mechanisms of intuition and suggestions for fostering it. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Centre for Gifted Education.