Autonomous Learning Publications and Specialists, P.O. Box 2264, Greeley, CO 80632 ($9.95).
Guides - Non-Classroom
The manual describes the Autonomous Learner Model for the Gifted and Talented (K-12), an approach to helping students become problem solvers through divergent and convergent thinking. Among basic principles of the model are emphases on self esteem, social skills, student interests, and broad-based content topics. Each of five dimensions of the model is analyzed: (1) orientation (understanding giftedness, group building activities, self-understanding, program opportunities and responsibilities); (2) individual development (learning skills, personal understanding, interpersonal skills, career involvement); (3) enrichment activities (explorations, investigations, cultural activities, service, adventure trips); (4) seminars; and (5) in-depth study. Sample worksheets and grading requirements are among items appended. (CL)
Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children (32nd, Denver, CO, November 1, 1985) was based on the document.