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ERIC Number: EJ844237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Personality Preferences in Students Identified as Gifted
Bjercke, Carol
Understanding Our Gifted, v19 n1 p23-25 Fall 2006
School achievement and even intelligence have been linked to personality styles. Extroversion (the desire to be surrounded by people) and introversion (the desire to be alone in a quiet area) are two of these styles. More students and teachers tend to be extroverted, so this style is more prominent in schools. Extroverts and introverts have almost dichotomous preferences for learning and assessment styles. For gifted students, where reported rates of introversion are higher than normal, this issue becomes especially important. Allowing introverted students to choose activities that match their personality preferences can encourage them to take more risks and increase their motivation to do well in school. Variations in learning preferences between extroverts and introverts can be addressed through differentiation if teachers are aware that the personality types exist. Teachers should be open to using various methods and styles. The best teachers may be those who are able to modify the methods of teaching and learning to include all personality types and academic abilities. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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