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Pfeiffer, Steven I. – Gifted Education International, 2017
"Strengths of the heart" is a new and potentially useful paradigm for understanding how the "whole" gifted child can thrive and flourish. Until recently, those who have written about and have researched the gifted have focused much of their work on "strengths of the head"--understanding, identifying, and promoting…
Descriptors: Gifted, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Emotional Intelligence
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Sharp, Jennifer E.; Niemiec, Ryan M.; Lawrence, Christopher – Gifted Education International, 2017
Mindfulness and character strengths are synergistic tools that work together to cultivate well-being. Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) combines the research and practice of these constructs to enhance well-being, meaning, and engagement. In this article, research supporting how mindfulness and character strengths may benefit the gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Practices, Values Education, Well Being
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Proyer, René T.; Gander, Fabian; Tandler, Nancy – Gifted Education International, 2017
Positive psychology has revived psychology's abandoned interest in the study of morally positively valued traits (the so-called character strengths) and virtues. We review literature generated on strength-based approaches and focus on applications in the so-called positive psychology interventions. There seems to be great potential in this…
Descriptors: Intervention, Gifted, Relevance (Education), Positive Behavior Supports
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Cupertino, Christina; Arantes, Denise R. B.; Melcher, Mariangela F. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article discusses the role of creation and thought in contemporary life, education and, in particular, gifted education. Beginning with traditional approaches to creativity, some implications of diverse ways of understanding these two human activities in education are discussed, and reflections upon ways in which the particular concepts of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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Pfeiffer, Steven; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2015
The gifted remain an often misunderstood and underserved population. In this interview, Dr. Pfeiffer discusses these concerns and provides practitioners with timely information on who exactly the gifted are and the various ways in which they are unique. In this reflective conversation, Dr. Pfeiffer, a noted authority on gifted and talented…
Descriptors: Gifted, Evidence, Guidelines, Educational Practices
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Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Gentry, Marcia; Peters, Scott – Gifted Education International, 2015
The Hope Scale is an 11-item teacher-rating instrument designed to help identify academic and social components of giftedness. It provides insights from teachers who work with students on a daily basis, which may differ from the type of information yielded through achievement and ability tests. The Hope Scale development was made possible by the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reflection, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
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Friedrichs, Terence Paul; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2015
In this reflective interview with Terry Friedrichs--a hands-on academic-learning specialist and researcher with gifted students with Asperger Syndrome--he defines these pupils, describes their "straightforward" and confusing traits, and recounts his initial and later instructional experiences with them over several decades. The piece…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Academically Gifted, Asperger Syndrome, Student Characteristics
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Hymer, Barry; Watkins, Chris; Dawson, Elizabeth; Buxton, Ruth – Gifted Education International, 2015
The researchers examined transcripts of comments made and dialogues engaged in by children, teachers and student teaching assistants during a 10-week enrichment programme for gifted and talented children aged 7-9 years. Attempts were made to match these utterances with the programme's aims and aspirations as expressed in a promotional document.…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Transcripts (Written Records), Discourse Analysis
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Sak, Ugur – Gifted Education International, 2015
In this reflective conversation, Ugur Sak discusses the current "state of the art" of gifted education in Turkey. He reviews the use of enrichment, discusses acceleration and reviews curricular procedures in Turkey. He responds to questions about the identification of gifted students and discusses the age old debate of talent versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Educational Assessment, Enrichment
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Sekowski, Andrzej E.; Lubianka, Beata – Gifted Education International, 2015
The present article contains a review of the literature devoted to gifted education in Europe. Forms of supporting the development of gifted students provided in European schools are presented with reference to the problems of diagnosing exceptional abilities, the existence and forms of educational measures for gifted students and forms of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Practices, Gifted, Inservice Teacher Education
West-Burnham, John – Gifted Education International, 2003
This article identifies educational trends that have profound implications for understanding the future of schools and discusses a range of initiatives and innovations in schools that point to a fundamental reconceptualization of the nature of the core processes of schooling. The need for an educational renaissance is stressed. (Contains 5…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
Seevers, Randy; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2003
In this interview, Dorothy Sisk discusses gifted education, teacher education, gifted identification, encouraging gifted girls, on-line teacher education, and support services for beginning teachers, family involvement, social and emotional needs of the gifted, gifted minority students, vocational occupational awareness for gifted students,…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Career Awareness, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
Ferbezer, Ivan – Gifted Education International, 2003
A study explored gifted education in Slovenia and found the following positive developments: new school legislation that provides pupils with the possibility of acceleration, pedagogically important international expert scientific conferences on giftedness, introduction of financially supported additional classes for gifted elementary students,…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
Rosello, Candido Genovard; Sanchez, Lola Prieto; Costa, Juan Luis Castejon; Tarrida, Antonio Castello – Gifted Education International, 2000
This article analyzes the identification, evaluation, and education of gifted students in Spain. The lack of specific legislation normalizing the identification of and educational attention to gifted students is discussed, along with the debate over equality vs. equity, the development of identification procedures, and the need for teacher…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
George, David – Gifted Education International, 1990
The article focuses on the development of gifted behavior in children through nurturing the whole child, accommodating individual differences, and providing a wide range of educational experiences. A differentiated curriculum is recommended, which promotes higher cognitive processes, uses teaching strategies appropriate for able children, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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