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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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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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Maker, C. J. – Gifted Education International, 2016
In this article, the author describes a different theory of multiple abilities, the Prism Model, developed with Usanee Anuruthwong from Thailand, and further evolved with Belle Wallace from the UK and Leonie Kronborg from Australia. Using this model, insights gained will be shared that have been gained from working with children and adults from…
Descriptors: Ability, Religious Factors, Problem Solving, American Indians
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Whitehead, Jack; Huxtable, Marie – Gifted Education International, 2016
In our last paper in "GEI" we presented an argument for teachers to engage in Living Educational Theory research as Continuing Professional Development. In this paper we extend our analysis to show how this can empower educators to improve their practice and, by offering as a gift the knowledge they generate in the process, contribute to…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Research, Professionalism, Professional Continuing Education
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Clayton, Nina – Gifted Education International, 2016
My enquiry, which formed the subject of my Master's module on gifts and talents in education in 2008, was part of my journey as a classroom teacher during a pressured year when the Office for Standards in Education (UK) gave our school "notice to improve." I specifically write "our school" as this is what the children called it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Mounter, Joy – Gifted Education International, 2016
How do I recognise the move from the language of learning to the language of educational responsibility? ...each practitioner researcher clarifies, in the course of their emergence, in the practice of educational enquiry, the embodied ontological values to which they hold themselves accountable in their professional practice. (Whitehead J (2005)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers, Values, Teacher Responsibility
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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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Loo, Alfred; Chung, C. W.; Lam, Alan – Gifted Education International, 2016
Students will speak a second language with an accent if they learn the language after the age of six. It does not matter how motivated and clever they are, the accent will not go away. Only a few gifted students can speak a second language flawlessly. The exact reasons for this phenomenon are unknown. Although a large number of hypotheses have…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation
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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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Batterjee, Adel A. – Gifted Education International, 2016
Researchers have struggled for decades to determine whether ability grouping is helpful or harmful; however, study findings have been inconsistent. To assess the effect of grouping and program type on scholastic and affective outcomes, three grouping types (gifted separate-class enrichment, pull-out gifted enrichment, and no enrichment), three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Males, Academically Gifted
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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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Kilcup, Charmayne – Gifted Education International, 2016
Current models of spiritual development suggest that adolescents have limited capacity for spirituality and spiritual experiences. Adolescents are seen to have immature moral and ethical judgment and be incapable of deep spiritual experience due to lack of cognitive development. This mixed-methods study explored the existence of spiritual…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Mixed Methods Research
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Kowalske, Kristy – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article examines spiritual giftedness and the spiritual development of a recent high school graduate. The framework of the investigation was to explore teachers' perspectives on spiritual giftedness and what traits students display in the classroom. The concept of spiritual giftedness has gained increasing attention over the years and is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gifted, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Guenther, Zenita; Németh-Torres, Geovani – Gifted Education International, 2016
The concept of spirituality is influenced by culture and the values and mores of Brazil, and though not directly linked to religion it actually grows from the same roots. This paper examines spirituality in education from the perspective of a humanistic psychology framework expressed as an ideal of the adequate personality or healthy personality.…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Talent Development, Intelligence, Humanism
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