ERIC Number: EJ1141799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Success in the Classroom and in Life: Focusing on Strengths of the Head "and" Strengths of the Heart
Pfeiffer, Steven I.
Gifted Education International, v33 n2 p95-101 May 2017
"Strengths of the heart" is a new and potentially useful paradigm for understanding how the "whole" gifted child can thrive and flourish. Until recently, those who have written about and have researched the gifted have focused much of their work on "strengths of the head"--understanding, identifying, and promoting intelligence and creativity. More recently, there has been a growing interest in looking "beyond the head," to the heart and soul of the gifted child. Feelings, emotions, character strengths, and social competencies are now being researched among high-ability students. This article introduces the idea of "strengths of the heart" and the special issue.
Descriptors: Gifted, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Emotional Intelligence, Values Education, Educational Practices
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