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Wallace, Belle; Humphries, Walter; Evans, Kathryn – Gifted Education International, 2019
Walter Humphries and Kathryn Evans outline the aims of the new Welsh curriculum and demonstrate how neatly the Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC) problem-solving approach dovetails with the aims of the new 2015 curriculum for Welsh schools.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Wallace, Belle; Bernardelli, Alessio; Molyneux, Clare; Farrell, Clare – Gifted Education International, 2012
All children are born with the gifts of curiosity and creativity--and an insatiable appetite for asking questions to find out about the world in which they live. Fostering these questions and developing inquisitive and investigating minds is one of the essential roles of parent and teacher, and the processes of enquiry are the necessary routes for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Problem Solving, Social Environment, Investigations
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1984
The article presents practical guidelines to help in devising curriculum extension activities for gifted students. Three levels of planning curriculum extension materials are considered: (1) preliminary factors; (2) analysis of objectives, skills, and techniques; and (3) research on available resources. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1983
Underlying program organization principles for gifted education are reviewed. The teacher's role is viewed as negotiator and guide to the learning of higher cognitive skills. The importance of adequate assessment and recordkeeping is emphasized along with flexibility of organization. (CL)
Descriptors: Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Development
Wallace, Belle; Acklaw, John – Gifted Education International, 1982
Issues involved in identification and definitions of giftedness are examined. Six areas comprising a broad definition are listed, and critical aspects of the identification process are considered, leading to review of a five-step model. Finally, the use of standardized intelligence and reading tests is considered. (CL)
Descriptors: Definitions, Gifted, Intelligence Tests, Reading Tests
Wallace, Belle; Pierce, Jenny – Gifted Education International, 1992
This first part of a two-part paper discusses how the conception of giftedness has been changing, the influences of home and school, characteristics of very able learners, and the understanding and support needed from parents and teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence
Naidu, B. R.; Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1993
Reviews the literature and argues that children need to be taught a range of television thinking skills if they are to use the medium as an educating force over which they have control and discernment. Argues that television can be a powerful tool in the development and application of thinking skills of all children, including gifted and talented…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Wallace, Belle; Pierce, Jenny – Gifted Education International, 1992
This article discusses various kinds of curriculum provision for gifted students, including pull-out extension and enrichment programs, special schools and special classes, and special programs integrated within classes. The use of the terms "enrichment" and "extension" is also examined. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1990
The article recounts the development of a gifted English girl as expressed in an interview at age 24. Revealed are problems, anxieties, and sensitivities of the gifted and their need for broad counseling and support. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counseling, Emotional Development, Females
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1986
The four dimensions of the creative personality--thinking, sensing, intuition, and feeling--are described, as are the creative process (including preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification) and ways in which teachers can assess and promote creativity. Creative classroom environments and teaching methods are detailed. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking, Creativity
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1986
The requirements of an enriched curriculum are examined. Emphasis is on experiential and inquiry learning and acquisition of skills which encourage independence and efficiency in learning. The need for teacher questioning that allows for differentiated responses at a variety of levels is stressed. (CL)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment
Adams, Harvey B.; Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1991
The "Thinking Actively in a Social Context" (TASC) project, currently underway with African-American high school pupils and teachers in KwaZulu/Natal schools (South Africa), stresses the systematic development of thinking and problem-solving skills. The program has been very successful with relatively high achieving students but requires…
Descriptors: Black Students, Blacks, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1983
The first of a three-part series examines major issues which underlie curriculum extension for exceptionally able students in the United Kingdom including rapid pace of instruction, social interaction, and needs of the gifted disadvantaged. Provided are three case studies that illustrate unsatisfactory learning experiences of preadolescent and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
Wallace, Belle; Radloff, Jenny – Gifted Education International, 1992
This examination of gifted education in South Africa discusses such problems as the use of group psychometric tests, inequalities of schooling due to discrimination, and rote-learning environments. The subject of history is presented as a vehicle for development of inquiry and problem-solving skills. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Developing Nations, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Adams, Harvey B.; Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1988
Described is an approach to the teaching of thinking and problem-solving for gifted and regular education students, based on R.J. Sternberg's "Suggested Criteria for the Development of Thinking Skills Programmes." The program provides specific skills training and ample practice, emphasizes cooperative learning and motivation, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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