ERIC Number: ED411381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Peek inside ... A Talents Unlimited Classroom.
Talents Unlimited, Inc., Mobile, AL.
This booklet for parents explains the Talents Unlimited (TU) program, a program that is designed to help students use more of their thinking powers. Research is showing that students possess potential for many kinds of thinking abilities that are important for success in the world of work as well as in school. These talents include, in addition to academic talent: (1) productive thinking, which enables a child to look at a problem creatively; (2) communication, which involves six related skills that help students describe and communicate; (3) planning; (4) forecasting talent, which is the ability to look into the past to see causes or into the future to make predictions; and (5) decision making. Academic talent is the foundation for a quality education. The other talent areas require that students go beyond the recall level and think about the academic content in more challenging ways. In fact, the TU teacher always has an academic purpose for each talents activity in the classroom. Examples are given of the ways teachers might have students use the various talents, and the skills that make up the talents are described. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Talents Unlimited, Inc., Mobile, AL.