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Evaniuck, Jayson; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Ellen Winner is a psychologist and a professor at Boston College. She specializes in psychology of art. In this interview, she answers the following questions including: (1) What are you currently working on, researching? (2) Could you elaborate on the intrinsic value of art education? (3) How might you compare your work today to earlier advocates…
Descriptors: Gifted, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Gifted Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of biology project studies on gifted and talented students' motivation toward learning biology. In the study, "one group pretest-posttest" design is conducted. Study group consisted of 46 gifted and talented students participating in biology projects at two science and art centers (SACs)…
Descriptors: Biology, Learning Motivation, Gifted, Talent
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Sansom, Shyanne; Barnes, Bryan; Carrizales, Jason; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article offers a conversation with Dr. Jane Piirto, author, and professor at Ashland University, where she teaches in the Department of Inclusive Services & Exceptional Learners and the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies. Here she discusses what she is currently working on, how the five dimensions of overexcitability relate to ADHD,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Poetry, Staff Development
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Kemp, Kate – Gifted Education International, 2016
Using a Living Theory approach to action research I explore "Gifts, Talents and Education" by considering what my "unique talent" is, and I use my response as a lens through which to examine literature on the subject and my own professional and personal experience. I have used narratives, written over time, as data to which I…
Descriptors: Talent, Action Research, Values, Personal Narratives
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Gyarmathy, Éva – Gifted Education International, 2016
In the 21st century support for gifted education and talent, as are many other earlier values and solutions, is being reassessed. In the age of rapidly changing values, keeping provision up-to-date is achieved through the continual rethinking, reviewing and challenging the concept of giftedness and talent. The perception and our understanding of…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Special Education, Creativity
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Freeman, Joan – Gifted Education International, 2016
In just a few decades, electronic networks have expanded beyond all expectations. Instant messaging via smart phones and computers of all sorts whizz round the world. Researchers and policy makers are strongly divided in their findings and conclusions as to the effects of possible persuasive changes on the minds and lives of children, particularly…
Descriptors: Social Media, Gifted, Talent, Emotional Development
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Zorman, Rachel; Rachmel, Shlomit; Bashan, Zipi – Gifted Education International, 2016
The National Mentoring Program was created in 2009 by the Division for Gifted and Outstanding Students in the Ministry of Education and is implemented by the Szold Institute. The program aims to cultivate future leaders in Israel. Highly gifted 10th and 11th graders are matched with top rate professionals in students' areas of interest. They work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Achievement, Gifted
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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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Jen, Enyi; Tseng, Christine Chifen; Kuo, Ching-Chih – Gifted Education International, 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to compare language and narrative skills of both talented and regular young children in Taiwan. The participants were asked to tell a story based on images in children's picture books. Twelve children, who participated in a screening session designed to identify young talented children for the Enrichment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Comparative Analysis, Story Telling, Verbal Ability
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Skuse, Amy – Gifted Education International, 2014
I write this article in an attempt to establish my own view upon gifted and talented education and as an attempt to review and analyse the perspectives and opinions of others in the field of education. I will examine how people believe gifts and talents are created in an attempt to establish and affirm my own viewpoint. I will look at what I…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Houghton, Chris – Gifted Education International, 2014
The study was conducted during the Easter holidays of 2010 at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre with 16 students from school years 8 to 11 who had participated, during their infant years, in a gifted and talented Key Stage One Enrichment Cluster. The students represented a wide range of backgrounds, and five were identified as being on the autistic…
Descriptors: Gifted, Secondary School Students, Talent, Enrichment Activities
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Shavinina, Larisa – Gifted Education International, 2013
Many people correctly believe that a majority of innovators come from the population of gifted and talented children. If we want to develop innovative abilities of the gifted, then a special, new direction in gifted education is needed: innovation education. This article introduces innovation education, which refers to a wide range of educational…
Descriptors: Talent, Innovation, Academically Gifted, Motivation
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Drake, Jennifer E.; Winner, Ellen – Gifted Education International, 2013
Although one study has reported that 6% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have drawing talent, no study has examined the incidence of drawing talent in typical children. We asked 153 children aged 6-12 years to draw a picture of their hand. We scored the drawings for the use of detail, correct proportion, and overall contour;…
Descriptors: Gifted, Freehand Drawing, Talent, Autism
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Revesz, Tamas; Olah, Mate – Gifted Education International, 2013
In 1996 the Hungarian Research Student Association (HRSA) was founded. Since then more than 6000 young, talented researchers have belonged to the Association. The founders set two principal aims: (1) to support the gifted and the most promising high school students and (2) to establish an active community. The movement has grown through the work…
Descriptors: Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, Organizational Theories, Student Organizations
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