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ERIC Number: EJ1157143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Fostering Authentic Problem Seeking: A Step toward Social Justice Engagement
Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Gilson, Cindy M.; Matthews, Michael S.
Roeper Review, v39 n4 p250-261 2017
Because of these learners' potential as future leaders, it is imperative that educators develop gifted students' ability to identify and solve complex social justice problems. Nourishing students' affective traits, including empathy for others, understanding of themselves, and the ability to connect to others in local and global society, will help students to recognize and seek out authentic problems. This article examines the nuances around the creative problem-solving process and how educators can infuse the curriculum with opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills students need to become engaged, real-world problem seekers, as we call it, and problem solvers. Through the combination of social justice issues and creative problem seeking, students can be motivated to engage with the community and promote positive change in the world.
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Language: English
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