Papers & Workshops



Thinking Power-releasing the genius within


John Glass

Learning Skills Unit/Department of Access and Preparatory Studies,RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

This workshop explores the possibility of empowering students by releasing their inherent genius and developing thinking power well beyond their normal expectations. These goals are achieved by applying a theoretical model for giftedness, which argues that high intellectual potential, creativity and commitment or passion are the ingredients of giftedness and are all potentially limitless. The philosophy and technology of accelerative learning is proposed as the vehicle for developing the abilities and attitudes that are required on the student's path of exploration, personal development and growth. Specifically, students will become more aware of and have increased flexibility in the use of different learning styles. They will respond more creatively and proactively to change: moving outside the comfort zone becomes a challenge and an opportunity for learning. This workshop therefore provides an insight into ways not only of supporting students learning at university but importantly also in their future employment/enterprises
  Presentation Format: 90 min. workshop

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector