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ERIC Number: EJ1145951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9041
The 15-Minute Audition: Translating a Proof of Concept into a Domain-Specific Screening Device for Mathematical Talent
Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula
Gifted Child Quarterly, v61 n3 p164-171 Jul 2017
In 2011, Subotnik, Olszewski-Kubilius, and Worrell proposed a conceptual model for talent development applicable to all domains. Although grounded in available psychological research, significant questions remain regarding practical applications of each tenet of the model. In this article, we highlight a method of implementing the model's focus on domain-specific abilities. Mathematics was selected as a domain with sufficient literature and importance to serve as the first in a series of proposed explorations into identifying domain-specific abilities. The methodology adapts an identification procedure--that is, audition--commonly used in performance domains (e.g., dance) to determine "drop-dead" abilities needed for successful talent development--in this case, mathematics. Identifying abilities central to potential creative talent in a domain may allow us to move away from relying solely on standardized measures of general ability and academic achievement, especially for the early identification of talent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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