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ERIC Number: ED386846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 26
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The Gifted Child: Personality Traits, Learning Styles, and Useful Teaching Strategies.
Balch, Mary Frances
The education of children who are gifted is examined with respect to their unique traits as a group, their learning styles, and the best methods for instruction. The focus is elementary level academic instruction and strategies that can be used by regular classroom teachers to challenge students who are gifted. Consideration is given to: definitions of giftedness; the importance of early identification of the child who is gifted; behavior patterns in children who are gifted; and 12 traits that might accompany giftedness in personal skills, interpersonal skills, and information processing skills. Educational approaches are discussed, including acceleration, special schools, pull-out programs, and clustering. Common learning style preferences of students who are gifted are discussed, along with a number of thinking and learning models, including Bloom's classification of thinking skills, a mastery learning model, and a critical/creative thinking model. (Contains 15 references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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