ERIC Number: ED461201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Thinking in the Gifted. PAGE Bulletin.
Le Storti, Anthony J.
This bulletin offers guidelines to help parents and teachers improve the thinking skills of gifted children. It stresses the importance of encouraging thinking through the use of evocative questions, distinguishes between and defines critical thinking and creative thinking, and offers suggested questions to prompt either creative/divergent thinking or critical/analytical thinking. The need to foster such traits as persistence, open-mindedness, rationality, flexibility, and intellectual honesty is also stressed. A home which fosters thinking skills is described as one in which the family works together to solve problems. Suggestions are also offered for fostering children's metacognitive skills by prompts and questions that help them to monitor and evaluate their own thinking. General guidelines for nurturing thinking as well as criteria for classroom thoughtfulness are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Gifted, Metacognition, Personality Traits, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills
Available on the Internet at http://www.eskimo.com/~user/pabull3.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, Norristown.
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