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Wallace, Belle; Humphries, Walter; Evans, Kathryn – Gifted Education International, 2019
Walter Humphries and Kathryn Evans outline the aims of the new Welsh curriculum and demonstrate how neatly the Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC) problem-solving approach dovetails with the aims of the new 2015 curriculum for Welsh schools.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
This conversation with Joe Renzulli begins by exploring the length of time Renzulli has been involved with gifted education; when his first paper was published; the general tone of gifted education in the U.S. when Renzulli began his career; and the origin of Renzulli's "three-ring conxeptualization." Additionally, Renzulli is asked to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Miedijensky, Shirley – Gifted Education International, 2018
This study aims to assess the views of outstanding teachers of the gifted regarding their students' learning environment. Thirty teachers were interviewed and an interpretive approach was used to analyze their views. The teachers' comments were divided according to the following themes: (a) characteristics of gifted students, (b) characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Zweiback, Yoshi; Kaplan, Sandra N.; Manzone, Jessica – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper addresses the question of spirituality in a religious setting, and prayer as an expression of ultimate values, as a discipline which inspires empathy, as an instrument for connecting us with nature, and as a compass pointing us toward God, meaning, and purpose. Spirituality in the general education setting will also be discussed, as…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
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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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Cartwright, Sally – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper, "A critical reflection on my learning and its integration into my professional practice," was successfully submitted for a Master's programme at the University of Bath (UK) in 2010, whilst Sally was working full-time as a teacher in a large secondary school in an English town 10 miles from the city of Bath. Sally died of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education
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Alloway, Tracy Packiam; Elsworth, Miquela; Miley, Neal; Seckinger, Sean – Gifted Education International, 2016
This pilot study investigated how engagement with computer games and TV exposure may affect behaviors of gifted students. We also compared behavioral and cognitive profiles of twice-exceptional students and children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Gifted students were divided into those with behavioral problems and those…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Behavior Problems, Children, Disabilities
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Muammar, Omar M. – Gifted Education International, 2015
The current study investigates differences in the leadership skills between intellectually gifted and average students and explores the relationship between intelligence and leadership potential. Participants in this study were 176 students (57 males and 120 females) from an Eastern Province University in Saudi Arabia. Students were selected on a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability, Leadership Qualities
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Chan, Serene; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted Education International, 2015
The long-term aim of fostering creativity in all students is specifically included in Hong Kong's curriculum guidelines. However, implementation of teaching strategies to achieve this aim has presented difficulties for many teachers. It is likely that teachers with experience in gifted education are in the best position in this respect, because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Creativity
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Broecher, Joachim – Gifted Education International, 2015
The HighScope Summer Camp for Teenagers founded by David P. Weikart in 1963, and operated until 2002, was an international, inclusive gifted education program that aided many young people, including those from disadvantaged social strata, in their personal development and shaped them in a special way. The six-week program stood for a high degree…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Day Camp Programs
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Gifted Education International, 2012
What is, or should be, the role of ethics in giftedness? In this article, I consider why ethical behavior is much harder to come by than one would expect. Ethical behavior requires completion of a series of eight steps to action, the failure of any one of which may result in a person, even one who is ethically well trained, to act in a manner that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Gifted, Social Development, Moral Values
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Gill, Bradley – Gifted Education International, 2012
Thinking outside of the box is a standard cliche for creativity. Yet an awareness of the boxed nature of new media can empower young students to think creatively about design. This article is a reflection of one teacher who led a group of young students in a series of lessons based on basic design principles related to technology. It is based on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Technology
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Wallace, Belle; Bernardelli, Alessio; Molyneux, Clare; Farrell, Clare – Gifted Education International, 2012
All children are born with the gifts of curiosity and creativity--and an insatiable appetite for asking questions to find out about the world in which they live. Fostering these questions and developing inquisitive and investigating minds is one of the essential roles of parent and teacher, and the processes of enquiry are the necessary routes for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Problem Solving, Social Environment, Investigations
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Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 2012
The aim of this article is to encourage a greater emphasis on creativity across and between varied fields of endeavour. It has been written to underline the interdisciplinary significance of creativity and the role of creativity in truly enhancing achievement. There is a reinvigorated awareness of the need for "big thinking", a global…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Chander, Subhash – Gifted Education International, 2012
The number of day-to-day challenges has increased at every stage of life, particularly in developing countries, and therefore there is a crying need for a search for solutions. Education plays an important role in providing correct direction, and science education can prove crucial in achieving this goal. Solutions to individual as well as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Creativity, Scientific Principles, Problem Solving
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