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Killas, Harry; Lo, C. Owen; Porath, Marion; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Hsieh, Chia-Yen; Ralph, Rachel – Gifted Education International, 2020
The "Superkids," a group of highly gifted students, were first portrayed in a 2004 documentary. In response to the question of what happened to these students after the original film, a second documentary has been produced. The sequel focused on these individual's lives, their retrospective insights about gifted education, their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Student Experience, Documentaries
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Ürek, Handan; Dolu, Gamze – Gifted Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the conceptual structures of exceptionally talented students about chemical change through the use of word associations. The study was conducted with 13 exceptionally talented students in seventh grade who were attending a science and art center located in a province in western Turkey. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Associative Learning, Grade 7
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Persons, Marij; de Groot, Yvonne; Stoffels-Engering, Anneke – Gifted Education International, 2020
We work as teachers in one-day-a-week classes for gifted elementary school students in the Netherlands. The classes are centred on themes that last about 8 weeks. Twice a year, the students work on a project using the TASC Wheel to systematically gain more knowledge on the subject as well as to practise their executive skills. As an example of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Elementary School Students
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Sak, Ugur; Ayas, Bahadir – Gifted Education International, 2020
In this article, we review the Education Programs for Talented Students (EPTS) Curriculum Model, its applications in program development, and research carried out on its effectiveness. The EPTS Curriculum Model, an enrichment model, was developed to differentiate regular curriculum and to design new curriculum for gifted students. It is a…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Enrichment
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Tan, Liang See; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Lee, Shu Shing; Koh, Elizabeth; Koh, Lauren; Tan, Jing Yi; Tan, Keith Chiu Kian; Chia, Terence Titus Song An – Gifted Education International, 2020
A common pedagogical approach to foster creativity and develop talents among gifted students is after-school enrichment programs. However, in practice, there are several issues concerning the conceptualization and implementation of such programs. Since these enrichment programs are typically not part of the core curriculum and scheduled outside…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Secondary School Students, After School Programs
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Lo, C. Owen; Feng, Li-Chuan – Gifted Education International, 2020
The current study examined the effects of higher order thinking skills (HOTS) interventions with gifted students in Taiwan. A total of 25 studies published between 1997 and 2017 were included. Twenty-nine effect sizes were extracted for the 25 studies. The small number of existing studies indicates a lack of scholarly attention to HOTS in gifted…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Intervention, Academically Gifted
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McGrath, Patricia – Gifted Education International, 2019
This study focuses on education at primary and secondary level in Northern Ireland and questions whether it meets the needs of gifted students. Gifted students from Mensa were questioned about their experiences in school, and the majority of students stated that they did not have sufficient challenge in school, or any type of differentiation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Academically Gifted, Student Needs
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Barnes, Bryan – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Educational Studies at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Bryan Barnes is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern New Mexico University and is pursuing a Master's degree in that field. In this article, Shaughnessy, and Barnes, offer up a reflective conversation…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Social Responsibility
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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Tal, Liraz – Gifted Education International, 2019
In order to reach gender equity in the gifted population, an affirmative action policy was instituted in Israel to increase the number of girls identified as gifted. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-efficacy beliefs of girls in the top 1.5% (gifted girls (GG)) with those of girls in the top 3% (GG in affirmative action). It was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Females, Mathematics Skills
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Gifted Education International, 2019
This qualitative, practitioner study explored how gifted students, who were not necessarily sophisticated readers, first participated in literature circles. The students were enrolled in a US Title I, magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)/International Baccalaureate World Academy (IB) school. Students routinely…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Magnet Schools, Literacy Education
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2019
There is a growing demand for equal support of social-emotional learning across the globe. In the United States, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has shed significant light on the power of affective development for school-aged children, indicating that, without it, students are limited in their ability to reach their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Affective Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Mounter, Joy; Huxtable, Marie; Whitehead, Jack – Gifted Education International, 2019
The article's authors continually ask and attempt to answer questions, such as, 'How do I improve what I am doing?' and 'How do we improve what we are doing?' by researching their practice and making public what knowledge they create along the way. Here they describe Living Theory research and explain why this has enabled them to improve their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Inclusion
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Durak, Hatice Yildiz; Guyer, Tolga – Gifted Education International, 2019
Since programming processes involve different thinking skills and different fields of knowledge, it is especially important for children to acquire 21st-century skills. Even though the programming education activities are being intensively applied, it can be said that there is a gap in quantitative researches supporting the effort to reveal the…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages, Active Learning
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Brandišauskiene, Agne – Gifted Education International, 2019
The current article reports on the analysis of the phenomenon of the experience of a gifted learner revealing her significant school experiences. Interpretative phenomenological analysis, that is, the phenomenological strategy of Colaizzi, has been selected for a consistent analysis, which reveals the factors of a person's internal dynamics. The…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Experience, Educational Experience, Psychological Patterns
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Mammadov, Sakhavat – Gifted Education International, 2019
This phenomenological study explored the educational and social experiences of eight gifted middle school students from Turkey. Data were collected from in-depth semi-structured interviews. The findings indicated that boredom and teacher ineffectiveness were among the most common problems that the participant students faced at school. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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