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ERIC Number: EJ905339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Motivation within the DMGT 2.0 Framework
Gagne, Francoys
High Ability Studies, v21 n2 p81-99 Dec 2010
This article begins with a brief survey of the recent update of the "Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent" (DMGT). The DMGT defines talent development as the transformation of outstanding natural abilities (called gifts) into outstanding knowledge and skills (called talents). Two types of catalysts, intrapersonal and environmental, actively moderate the talent development process. The concept of motivation is situated at the core of the intrapersonal catalysts. Borrowing from action control theory, two goal management sets of processes are differentiated. The first set targets goal-identification (pre-decisional) activities, whereas the second set deals with goal-attainment (post-decisional) activities. They are labeled "motivation" and "volition" respectively. The article describes these two sets of processes, especially the distinction between goals and motives, as well as some practical impacts of individual differences in motivation and volition. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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