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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
This conversation with Joe Renzulli begins by exploring the length of time Renzulli has been involved with gifted education; when his first paper was published; the general tone of gifted education in the U.S. when Renzulli began his career; and the origin of Renzulli's "three-ring conxeptualization." Additionally, Renzulli is asked to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Zweiback, Yoshi; Kaplan, Sandra N.; Manzone, Jessica – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper addresses the question of spirituality in a religious setting, and prayer as an expression of ultimate values, as a discipline which inspires empathy, as an instrument for connecting us with nature, and as a compass pointing us toward God, meaning, and purpose. Spirituality in the general education setting will also be discussed, as…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Gifted Education International, 2012
What is, or should be, the role of ethics in giftedness? In this article, I consider why ethical behavior is much harder to come by than one would expect. Ethical behavior requires completion of a series of eight steps to action, the failure of any one of which may result in a person, even one who is ethically well trained, to act in a manner that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Gifted, Social Development, Moral Values
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Gill, Bradley – Gifted Education International, 2012
Thinking outside of the box is a standard cliche for creativity. Yet an awareness of the boxed nature of new media can empower young students to think creatively about design. This article is a reflection of one teacher who led a group of young students in a series of lessons based on basic design principles related to technology. It is based on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Technology
Bayley, Ros – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article describes the High/Scope Cognitively Oriented Pre-School Curriculum that recognizes that the power to learn resides in the child and focuses on active learning practices. It discusses child-initiated learning, key skills for thinking, key concepts involved in teaching thinking skills, and activities that support the development of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies
Maltby, Florence – Gifted Education International, 1995
This article describes the "Thinking Actively in a Social Context" (TASC) strategy of problem solving and reports on a study that demonstrated its effectiveness with 2 groups of 10 students (ages 7 and 8). TASC uses cooperative learning and emphasizes positive self-concept, the development of an internal locus of control, and use of real-life…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Gifted, Instructional Effectiveness
Roldan, Aurora H. – Gifted Education International, 2000
This article emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift and an underlying change in attitude toward the teaching of reading. Educators are urged to leave behind the traditional linear approach to teaching and instead respond to divergent modes and styles of learning among students. The concept development approach is described. (CR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Critical Thinking, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Education
Maltby, Florence – Gifted Education International, 1993
This article describes "Thinking Actively in a Social Context," a multiphase model to assist in the development of problem-solving courses based on student needs and experiences. An example of such an interdisciplinary course (simulating a new settlement on another planet) for high ability children in grades five, six, and seven is detailed. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Gifted, Group Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
Lowrie, Tom – Gifted Education International, 1998
Recounts use of effective questioning techniques to help a talented Year 1 (aged 6) Australian child to "take another person's point of view" when thinking about a well-known folk tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Grade 1
Maltby, Florence; Beattie, Julie – Gifted Education International, 1996
The paper outlines how the principles of the "Thinking Actively in a Social Context" (TASC) model have been adopted to provide an extension program through Telematics, which delivers lessons to remote sites using teleconferencing equipment, fax machines, and computers linked by modems. Describes use of the TASC model for remote…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Elementary Education, Extension Education