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ERIC Number: EJ1149566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Elusive Quality of Giftedness: Creative Life Spark
Sisk, Dorothy A.
Gifted and Talented International, v27 n2 p21-25 2012
Some children and adults have a creative life spark, and in a spontaneous environment, they are able to demonstrate a spirit of "free play" in generating ideas, planning, and implementing projects, or just thoroughly entertaining others with their wry humor and curiosity. In Joan Freeman's thought-provoking article, "A Quality of Giftedness," she calls this a "spark of life," and she provides examples of student behavior she observed while assessing them which demonstrates that spark. This commentary addresses several points regarding Freeman's stance on the acceleration of gifted students in a discussion of the merits of acceleration such as the need for using an individualized approach in each consideration of acceleration, as well as providing a mentor for the accelerant and differentiation of the accelerated curriculum. [This article is a response to Joan Freeman's "A Quality of Giftedness" (EJ1149563).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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