ERIC Number: EJ1114022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Importance of "Mountain Top Experiences" in Discovering Self
Seney, Robert W.
Gifted Education International, v32 n3 p209-215 Sep 2016
This paper begins a discussion of the importance of moments of inspiration, or as they are commonly called "mountain top experiences", in the development of the Self, as defined by Annemarie Roeper. In considering the spiritual nature of gifted children, a long overdue discussion, the concept of Self or self-awareness is often reflected in definitions and concepts of spirituality and therefore must be addressed. The importance of creating an environment to nurture the spiritual aspect of gifted children is discussed and suggestions for creating this environment are offered.
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Self Concept, Spiritual Development, Discovery Learning, Teaching Methods, Journal Writing, Learning Activities
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