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Baum, Ingrid Rita; Baumann, Nicola – Gifted and Talented International, 2018
Theories of creativity and empirical evidence have highlighted the importance of autonomy as a motivational source of creativity. However, we know little about the relationship between the implicit autonomy motive and creativity. Using a multi-method multi-informant design, we investigated the relationship between implicit autonomy motives and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Creativity, Innovation, Adolescents
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Zbainos, Dimitrios; Beloyianni, Vassiliki – Gifted and Talented International, 2018
A consistent body of research has indicated that intrinsic motivation, self-regulation, and creative ideation tend to facilitate academic performance. This article examines differences in self-regulated learning strategies, motivational beliefs, and creative ideation among academically talented students, high achievers, and ordinary achieving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Academically Gifted
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Miller, Angie L. – Gifted and Talented International, 2018
This study extends research on the effectiveness of creativity training and the importance of student engagement in higher education. Using data from the "Senior Transitions" topical module of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), responses from over 25,000 seniors at 266 different U.S colleges and universities demonstrate…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Creativity, Instructional Effectiveness, College Seniors
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Kerr, Barbara A.; Birdnow, Maxwell; Hallaert, Jenelle; Alexander, Keely; Malmsten, Robyn; Stull, Olivia; Wright, J. D.; Lucas, Brittany; Swanson, Rachel; Claiborn, Grace J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
This comprehensive literature review (CLR) is an analysis and synthesis of literature, observations, interviews, and artifacts as a means to answer the question, "Why is Iceland so innovative?" Iceland is considered by international indices as a leading nation in innovation in many fields, including design, music, art, and literature. A…
Descriptors: Observation, Interviews, Graduate Students, Counselor Training
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Miller, Angie L.; Smith, Veronica A. – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
Many current theories and models include creativity as a component of giftedness, conceptualizing the construct in numerous ways that complement giftedness. Variations in creativity have also been studied among different academic disciplines, suggesting that although there may be higher levels of creativity for some, major choice is a complex…
Descriptors: Creativity, Statistical Analysis, Majors (Students), Multivariate Analysis
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Vuyk, M. Alexandra; Kerr, Barbara A.; Krieshok, Thomas S. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
In the theory of positive disintegration (TPD), Dabrowski described overexcitabilities (OEs), manifestations of inner energy with a developmental purpose that appear more common in gifted individuals. Unfortunately, most studies present OEs outside of the context of the original theory as if they were standalone traits applicable to gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Student Behavior
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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Abeysekera, Indra – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
The limited literature on the gifted and talented in university education reveals the importance of investigating relevant issues and directions, given that this human resource should be nurtured for both individual and national development. This review investigates issues relating to definitions, methodologies, and theoretical interpretations,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Alsrour, Nadia H.; Al-Ali, Safa – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study examined the creative thinking in preschool children. The Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement test (TCAM) by Torrance 1981, was used to assess motor creativity. The study investigated whether there might be differences in creative thinking according to gender or age. A total of 562 children participated (260 girls and 302 boys)…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking
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Szopinski, Józef; Szopinski, Tomasz – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The article is rooted in the thesis that good family relationships foster creative behaviour in those responsible for the management of an organization. An underlying assumption of the study is that creativity is vital in any leadership role or managerial position requiring interaction with groups of people. Furthermore, it is assumed that…
Descriptors: Creativity, Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Besançon, Maud – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
In this article, conceptions of creativity in giftedness and their implications for education are reviewed. First, the definition of giftedness is examined taking into consideration the difference between intellectual giftedness and creative giftedness and the difference between potential and talent. Second, the nature of creativity based on the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Definitions, Intellectual Development
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Kaufman, James C.; Lan, Lan – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson (2012a) correctly raises the question of how cultural biases may impact giftedness research. He alludes to East-West differences in perceptions of creativity and ways that the collectivist-individualistic approaches may lead to differences in creativity perception. In this commentary, the authors discuss different approaches, and attempt…
Descriptors: Creativity, Cultural Differences, Social Bias, Cross Cultural Studies
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this commentary on Professor Joan Freeman's "A Quality of Giftedness," (Gifted and Talented International" v27 n2 p 13-71 2012), Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal applauds Professor Freeman's capacity to translate what is commonly a pedantic and boring academic treatise to a vibrant and timely article that demonstrates how "ivory…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Psychology, Educational Practices, Talent Development
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Valdez, Gilbert – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this commentary on "A Quality of Giftedness," ("Gifted and Talented International," v27 n2 p13-71 2012), by Dr. Joan Freeman, Michael F. Shaughnessy and Gilbert Valdez recognize that those working with gifted populations have all encountered an intangible, ephemeral aspect that is often quite difficult to describe, harder…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Development, Creativity, Personality Traits
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Freeman, Joan – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this issue's lead article, Joan Freeman presents ideas which have emerged from her experiences in her long career of studying gifts and talents. She has been heavily involved in research and teaching, and has visited gifted educational provision all over the world. She has also spent a great deal of intimate time with gifted and talented people…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Music, Creativity
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