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ERIC Number: ED437056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Authentic Learning and the Research Processes of Gifted Students.
Bishop, Kay
This study utilized qualitative research methods (observations, interviews, and analysis of written documents) to investigate the research processes of ten gifted ninth grade students who participated in independent research projects. Research stages dealing with exploring and forming a focus presented the most difficulty for the students. The three students who were able to establish a clear focus were the only ones who demonstrated all aspects of authentic learning. An additional research question dealt with the types of resources used by the students. Books and videocassettes were the primary sources used by students. All students were highly dependent on the teacher as a source of information. The absence of collaboration between the teacher, the school librarian, and public librarian is noted. Examination of cooperative learning, intervention, required assignment deadlines, and the format of products as each of these relates to independent research projects is recommended. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A