School concepts like "Mastery Learning" and integrated schools, trying to promote performance and at the same time increasing educational opportunities, have after extensive testing proved to be unsuccessful in Germany.
Kurt A. Heller
The Munich Model of Giftedness by Kurt A. Heller, Christopher Perleth and Ernst A. Hany uses a multifactorial approach to explain giftedness and the development of it.
The model is based on four interdependent multifactorial dimensions: talent factors (relatively independent), resulting performance areas, personality factors, and environmental factors; the latter two moderating the transition from talent (gifts) to performance.
Munich model the talent factors contain the following seven abilities:
performance areas are:
Important noncognitive personality characteristics moderated by the talent factors and moderating talent and performance are:
Important environmental conditions moderated by the talent factors and moderating talent and performance are:
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Giger, April 2006 (Update: 16-12-2007)