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ERIC Number: ED263710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Secret Ingredients in Gifted Children's Productivity.
Roeder, Cindy; And Others
Case studies of six gifted productive youth (9-18 years old) were conducted to search for the special environmental conditions and personality characteristics that precede and accompany such productivity. Interviews were held with the students, their parents, and their teachers. Students were also requested to keep a journal to record their feelings about themselves and important others, and information about the origin and development of their creative ideas. Based on observations in the case studies, implications for teachers are noted regarding enhancing productivity. Among implications are that teachers should encourage risk taking and learning to feel "OK" about being wrong; teachers cam model the use of analogies in analyzing and understanding situations; and teachers should realize the scope of positive impact they can have on student creativity and productivity. Among suggestions noted for parents are to listen to their children, provide them quiet and privacy, and promote interactions with professionals in fields of interest. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A