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Hymer, Barry – Gifted Education International, 2003
A study examined the transcript of a group enquiry conducted according to the practice of philosophical enquiry with eight gifted children (ages 8-12). Use of a central metaphor was seen to play the role of a "conceptual playground," permitting the children to exercise both their imagination and their reasoning abilities. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Ability, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education
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
Dunne, Richard – Gifted Education International, 2002
Discussion of why many experimental educational programs seem promising initially but disappointing when widely applied leads to detailed examination of the concept of "explanation." A proposed model for planning classroom work involves: (1) focusing students on the nature of the problem; (2) orienting pupils to a theoretical construct; and (3)…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Kaniel, Shlomo – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article discusses preparing able learners for the technologically dynamic future by teaching High Thinking Processes (HTP). It describes components of HTP and four main elements for developing HTP: well organized and justified curricula with appropriate tasks; metacognitive teaching; learning communities and challenging environments; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Dowling, Marion – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article discusses how to recognize young gifted children (ages 5-8), gifted education, and issues for teachers. Educators are urged to enable students to make their thinking visible, allow autonomy in learning, allow for imagination and time for deep level thinking, challenge able children, and help children to be self-critical. (Contains 4…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Bentley, Richard – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article explores how gifted children learn to think. Issues related to the learning experiences of gifted children emerge from a consideration of work collected from primary classrooms and are developed by reference to children's work on a structured program designed to support aspects of thinking associated with decision making. (Contains 5…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making, Elementary Education
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
Kaniel, Shlomo; Reichenberg, Rivka – Gifted Education International, 1990
After describing deficiencies of psychometric tests in identifying disadvantaged gifted youth, this article presents a system of dynamic assessment and cognitive intervention. The program's theoretical rationale is based on systematic thinking and metacognitive skills. Objectives for program implementation are offered in terms of cognitive,…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disadvantaged
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
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
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
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
Eriksson, Gillian I. – Gifted Education International, 1990
The study investigated two levels of learning choice and control with 150 gifted South African students (grades 6-8) exposed to the Cognitive Research Trust (CORT) thinking skills program (prestructured) or the Integrated Education Model program (flexibly structured). Results suggested both programs affected locus of control and creativity but not…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Junior High Schools
Roldan, Aurora H. – Gifted Education International, 1997
Describes a program that is teaching reading and communication arts in English to students in the Philippines. The program is based on the premise that thinking is the only genuine foundation for learning and that rote memorization is not learning. Emphasizes the need to foster conceptual development. (CR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communication Skills, Concept Formation, Creativity
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