ERIC Number: ED411382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Talents Unlimited. A Critical and Creative Thinking Skills Model. Awareness Packet.
Talents Unlimited, Inc., Mobile, AL.
The Talents Unlimited (TU) is designed to help teachers recognize and nurture the multiple talents of children. Research based on the work of Calvin Taylor has identified high level talents in which all people excel to varying extents. Taylor has suggested a grouping of talents based on the needs of the world-of-work, specifying the academic talent and five other types: productive thinking, decision making, planning, forecasting, and communication. Each of these talents can function in acquiring knowledge across all subject matter areas. In the multiple talent approach, students develop their talents while growing in knowledge. Every student in the classroom can be successful in at least one of these areas, and these successes will enhance student self-concept and enable the student to achieve more. This Awareness Packet contains the following material about the TU model: (1) a summary of the Talents Model; (2) sample TU lessons; (3) professional articles about talents; (4) juried review of the Talents Model; (5) the "Talents Dovetail" flyer that endorses the compatibility of the talents approach with other instructional innovations; (6) suggested talents reading; and (7) a materials price list. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Talents Unlimited, Inc., Mobile, AL.