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Ghahremani, Mehdi; Karami, Sareh; Balcaen, Philip – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
In the last two decades, one can see the widespread acceptance of the importance of teaching critical thinking (CT) as a 21st-century competency for all students from primary to graduate school. Lack of effective instructional strategies cause problems in developing effective CT curriculum. This research study aimed at the exploring the problem of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Special Schools, Critical Thinking
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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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Kronborg, Leonie; Plunkett, Margaret; Gamble, Nicholas; Kaman, Yvette – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
This article reports one component of a longitudinal multilayered research project originating from a unique partnership between a university and a selective secondary school in Victoria, Australia. One hundred and twenty-five Year 10 academically able students at the school completed a survey at two different times to investigate a range of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Resilience (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students
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Hannig, Nele; Koop, Christine – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
In Germany, parents can request counseling and assessment of school-related learning and behavioral issues from either independent counseling centers or school-based ones. Focusing on giftedness consultations at independent counseling centers, the goal of this study is to provide a detailed description of the reasons for and the issues discussed…
Descriptors: Gifted, Correlation, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Baudson, Tanja Gabriele; Ziemes, Johanna Fee – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Identity formation is particularly challenging for stigmatized minorities. The minority stress model (MSM) posits that both negative stereotypes and their internalization represent stressors. There is evidence that this applies to the gifted, too. However, their status is ambiguous, given that both negative and positive stereotypes exist.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Regression (Statistics), Minority Groups
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness (AMG) focuses on person--environment interactions to define giftedness. The development of the Questionnaire of Educational and Learning Capital (QELC) was based on the AMG. The first aim of this study was to present the reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the QELC for 10th grade students. The second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Questionnaires, Environmental Influences
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Preckel, Franzis; Rach, Hannah; Scherrer, Vsevolod – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The present study investigated changes in self-esteem, academic self-concept, intellectual self-concept, and social self-concepts of acceptance, assertion, relations with same-sex peers and relations with other-sex peers with 177 gifted students participating in a 16-day summer school in Germany. Students were assessed three times by self-report…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Academic Ability, Intelligence
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Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
There has been a longstanding assumption that gifted, high-ability, or high-performing students prefer working alone; however, this may not be true in every case. The current study expanded on this assumption to reveal more nuanced learning preferences of these students. Sixty-nine high-performing and community-school students in Grades 5 and 6…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Preferences, Learning Processes
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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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Valdés-Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio; Valadez-Sierra, María Dolores – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The study compares self-concept, locus of control, and goal orientation characteristics of male and female Mexican high school high-achieving students. Three scales were administered to 220 students; 106 (49%) were males and 114 (51%) females. By means of a discriminant analysis, both groups were compared in relation to the variables such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Self Concept, Locus of Control
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Preckel, Franzis; Brunner, Martin – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
This longitudinal study investigated the contribution of achievement goals and academic self-concept for the prediction of unexpected academic achievement (i.e., achievement that is higher or lower than expected with respect to students' cognitive ability) in general and when comparing groups of extreme over- and underachievers. Our sample…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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Al-Shamaileh, Nisreen – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
The principle aim of the study is to comparatively investigate the levels of learning motivation of the students of the Faculty of Medicine (FoM) at the University of Jordan (UJ). The study sample consists of (240) students of the (FoM) at the (UJ). They are distributed into (148) female and (92) male students, of three academic levels or years:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Schutte, Ingrid; Wolfensberger, Marca; Tirri, Kirsi – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study examined the ethical sensitivity of high-ability undergraduate students (n=731) in the Netherlands who completed the 28-item Ethical Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (ESSQ) developed by Tirri & Nokelainen (2007; 2011). The ESSQ is based on Narvaez' (2001) operationalization of ethical sensitivity in seven dimensions. The following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Ethics, Gender Differences
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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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