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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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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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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
Butler, Colin – Gifted Education International, 1999
This article describes an experimental course in advanced thinking developed for a group of exceptionally able British lower sixth formers. The course stresses: (1) practice in efficient deductive reasoning; (2) elucidation and consideration of major thought processes and concepts; and (3) exploration of various aspects of the evolution of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Course Descriptions