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Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 2012
The aim of this article is to encourage a greater emphasis on creativity across and between varied fields of endeavour. It has been written to underline the interdisciplinary significance of creativity and the role of creativity in truly enhancing achievement. There is a reinvigorated awareness of the need for "big thinking", a global…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 1997
Interconnects numerous conceptual threads in the field of giftedness, such as performance, achievement, competence, outcomes, metacognition, creativity, and making connections. Addresses the influence of different factors on the progressive nature of talent development and the need to differentiate curriculum. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Creativity, Definitions, Educational Objectives
Morgan, Sharon; Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 1999
This study explored classroom provisions to enhance creative thinking in one Australian elementary school. The study and a literature review suggest that creative thinking is not being promoted in most schools. Although teachers' attitudes are slowly developing in favor of creative thinking, creatively talented children are still at risk of not…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Elementary Education
Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 1994
This article describes the establishment of a mentor program in New South Wales (Australia) as one initiative in the education of gifted and talented children. The program focuses on linking motivated students with mentors through development of a mentor database, interviews with student applicants, on-going monitoring, and program evaluation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, High Achievement, Interpersonal Relationship