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ERIC Number: EJ1042157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
The Role of E-Mentoring in Mathematically Gifted Students' Academic Life: A Case Study
Mammadov, Sakhavat; Topçu, Abdullah
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v37 n3 p220-244 Sep 2014
This qualitative inquiry presents the case study of five gifted eighth-grade students who engaged in an e-mentoring project in mathematics. The study reported in this article investigated the role of e-mentoring in gifted students' academic life. Three themes predominated in the collected data were (a) motivation, (b) effective communication and supportive interaction, and (c) practicing as professionals. The findings indicated that the students engaged with e-mentoring had high motivation and desire and were able to maintain their perseverance to complete required individual and group tasks. The study revealed that the students formed an efficient and interactive group and worked collaboratively. They were able to find a way of working as a community. Furthermore, the findings showed that the treatment of students as practicing professionals encouraged them to think and work as real mathematicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children