Gifted Education is a Must: Teaching for Productive ThinkingPaper
Author(s): Taisir Subhi Yamin
This keynote sheds light on the importance of gifted education in the 21st century. In addition, it provides an overview of a new approach; and offers a scientific model for skillful teaching. It is an attempt to answer a number of questions, including: What is productive thinking? How to employ productive thinking effectively in the classroom settings? How to define, discuss, and demonstrate the meaning and value of major components emphasized in both the approach and the model? How to learn and understand the major components; reflect upon their own teaching practices in the light of these components; and, demonstrate/ share their learning and understanding through interactive participation in discussion/ seminars among colleagues.