Name of System or Model: The Purdue Three-Stage Enrichment Model for Gifted Education at the Elementary Level
Authors: John Feldhusen & Penny Britton Kolloff
This model has three areas of skill development: divergent and convergent thinking abilities, development of creative problem solving abilities, and development of independent study skills. The main goal of the model focuses on developing creativity within the gifted student, but the other thinking skills such as research and independent thinking are given ample attention. The model also aims at improving and maintaining positive self-concepts in the gifted students. The model also hopes to increase awareness of and interest in "higher level occupations" and also seeks to develop a love of reading in the gifted students. Successful independent study is a major goal of the model; ideally the end result of implementing this model with a student will be self-actualization and self-fulfillment.
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An analysis of Feldhusen and Kolloff's Three Stage Enrichment Model for Gifted Education at the Elementary Level, including strengths and weaknesses, comparison to other models, and analysis of whether the work is a system or a model, with rationale.