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Coxon, Steve V.; Dohrman, Rebecca L.; Nadler, Dustin R. – Roeper Review, 2018
Children using robotics for engineering, science, technology, and mathematics (CREST-M) is an ongoing curriculum creation and evaluation project developing math-focused science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum units that incorporate storytelling with math and are designed to be engaging for students from backgrounds…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Story Telling, Disproportionate Representation
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Dai, David Yun; Cheng, Huai – Roeper Review, 2017
In this response to Sternberg's (2017) feature article in this special issue, we identify and define a kind of closed-minded, dogmatic, self-serving thinking that is nowadays quite prevalent around the world but counterproductive in solving many social problems. We argue that overcoming such a mindset takes wisdom and creativity. We present some…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Sriraman, Bharath – Roeper Review, 2017
Sternberg (2017) summarizes the history of identification of giftedness in the 20th century and presents a case for the shortcomings of measures such as IQ for problem-solving skills required in the 21st century. The Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (ACCEL) model is proposed to replace the outdated construct of IQ, particularly…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gilson, Cindy M.; Matthews, Michael S. – Roeper Review, 2017
Because of these learners' potential as future leaders, it is imperative that educators develop gifted students' ability to identify and solve complex social justice problems. Nourishing students' affective traits, including empathy for others, understanding of themselves, and the ability to connect to others in local and global society, will help…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academically Gifted, Empathy, Affective Behavior
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Mann, Rebecca L. – Roeper Review, 2014
Gifted students with spatial strengths have areas of remarkable talent but are often overlooked, underidentified, and underserved in American schools. Their preference for learning through imagistic reasoning conflicts with traditional verbal instructional techniques typically used in schools. To better serve these students who have the potential…
Descriptors: Gifted, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving, Learning Processes
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Chan, David W. – Roeper Review, 2011
Six hundred and seventeen teacher-nominated Chinese gifted students rated the importance of 25 characteristics and 14 competencies for teachers of gifted learners, and all 39 characteristics and competencies were endorsed as important. The 25 teacher characteristics could be conceptualized in four dimensions, as an individuality orientation, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Cho, Seokhee; Lin, Chia-Yi – Roeper Review, 2011
Predictive relationships among perceived family processes, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, incremental beliefs about intelligence, confidence in intelligence, and creative problem-solving practices in mathematics and science were examined. Participants were 733 scientifically talented Korean students in fourth through twelfth grades as well as…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Incentives, Talent, Motivation
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Marshall, Stephanie Pace – Roeper Review, 2010
This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture "decidedly different" STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education
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Karp, Alexander – Roeper Review, 2010
This article traces the experiences of several outstanding teachers while explicating both the specific character of their teaching and how they were formed as teachers. These teachers' beliefs and the characteristics of their teaching style are examined in connection with the distinguishing features of the Russian schools in which they worked. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Academically Gifted, Mathematics
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2008
Utopian thinking has captured the human imagination for millennia and has exerted strong influences on societies--in particular, on their socioeconomic, political, and cultural dimensions of societies. Consequently, enhancement of global awareness requires attention to utopian frameworks, especially when those frameworks are influencing the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Gifted, Global Approach, Ideology
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Terry, Alice W.; Bohnenberger, Jann E.; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Cramond, Bonnie; Sisk, Dorothy – Roeper Review, 2008
At the 2006 National Association of Gifted Children Conference, a panel presentation addressed the importance of providing gifted children with opportunities to take positive social action through service-learning; this article is a result of that discussion. The Future Problem Solving Program (among others) has a community problem-solving…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Community Problems, Gifted, Service Learning
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Shaunessy, Elizabeth; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Hughes, Claire; Brice, Alejandro; Ratliff, Mary Ann – Roeper Review, 2007
Eight gifted and eight general-education students engaged in discussions regarding their observations of, experiences in, and recommendations for education. Six categories emerged through qualitative analysis of their conversations. These categories include: problem solving, task commitment, self-perceptions, education, communication, and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Gifted, Hispanic American Students, Educational Experience
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Volk, Valerie – Roeper Review, 2006
Gifted students often show a deep interest in and profound concern for the complex issues of society. Given the leadership potential of these students and their likely responsibility for solving future social problems, they need to develop this awareness and also a sense of confidence in dealing with future issues. The Future Problem Solving…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Research Skills, Academically Gifted, Problem Solving
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Kitano, Margie K.; Lewis, Rena B. – Roeper Review, 2005
This article summarizes findings from resilience literature relevant to the development of children and youth and derives specific strategies for enhancing outcomes for gifted children and youth most at risk for encountering adversity. Following a description of types of factors critical to understanding resilience literature, the authors focus on…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Youth, High Risk Students
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Gallagher, James J. – Roeper Review, 2004
The text from this article, by Jim Gallaghar, is adapted from an address given to Talent Identification Program (TIP) awardees at Duke University May 17, 2004. He discusses being a survivor in public schools. The overall message he is trying to get across, is be a survivor, be a problem finder, it will energize and might find some results that…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Public Education, Creativity
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