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Beyaztas, Dilek Ilhan; Hymer, Barry – Gifted Education International, 2018
The aim of this descriptive study was to determine the features of intelligence perceptions according to age, gender, class level, school success level and university departments. Two different scales by Dweck (2000) for both adults and children were translated into Turkish. These scales were then applied to 1350 Turkish students ranging from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Hymer, Barry; Watkins, Chris; Dawson, Elizabeth; Buxton, Ruth – Gifted Education International, 2015
The researchers examined transcripts of comments made and dialogues engaged in by children, teachers and student teaching assistants during a 10-week enrichment programme for gifted and talented children aged 7-9 years. Attempts were made to match these utterances with the programme's aims and aspirations as expressed in a promotional document.…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Transcripts (Written Records), Discourse Analysis
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Hymer, Barry – Gifted Education International, 2014
This conversation was prompted by a blog entry posted by Tim Dracup in January 2012. The subsequent e-exchange between Tim and Barry Hymer explored a number of issues central to the nature and aetiology of giftedness, confronting these issues from contrasting ontological and epistemological stances. As a result, their conversation includes…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology
Hymer, Barry – Gifted Education International, 2003
A study examined the transcript of a group enquiry conducted according to the practice of philosophical enquiry with eight gifted children (ages 8-12). Use of a central metaphor was seen to play the role of a "conceptual playground," permitting the children to exercise both their imagination and their reasoning abilities. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Ability, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education