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ERIC Number: EJ1169328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
Motivating the Gifted and Talented: Lessons from Research and Practice
Martin, Andrew J.
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v24 n2 p52-60 Dec 2015
The issue of motivation is relevant to all students (Martin, 2001, 2002, in press). However, for some specific groups of students, not only are the fundamental principles of motivation relevant, but there are some additional principles or issues that need to be considered or refined. One case in point is the gifted and talented student, and in particular, the underachieving gifted and talented student. The purpose of this paper is to review the key motivational issues relevant to gifted and talented students, and more specifically, the refinements or adaptations of these issues that are required to more effectively target these students. Following from this, a variety of pedagogical strategies are proposed which educators can use to enhance or sustain gifted and talented students.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A