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Evaniuck, Jayson; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Ellen Winner is a psychologist and a professor at Boston College. She specializes in psychology of art. In this interview, she answers the following questions including: (1) What are you currently working on, researching? (2) Could you elaborate on the intrinsic value of art education? (3) How might you compare your work today to earlier advocates…
Descriptors: Gifted, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology
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Kane, Michele – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this article, the practice of mindfulness is examined as a useful tool to address the internal and external stressors that occur daily for gifted students and their teachers. A culture of calm can be created when these simple, effective, and inexpensive evidence-based strategies are implemented within the classroom. Beyond enhancing empathy and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Empathy, Stress Variables
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Haberlin, Steven; O'Grady, Patty – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this pilot study, 24 gifted, elementary students in second to fifth grade enrolled in a large, diverse, urban public school were introduced to 10 mindfulness-based techniques that the students practiced in school. The students practiced the techniques for 10 weeks once per week for 30 minutes in the school's media center under the guidance of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article explores the Art and Science of Mindfulness from the perspective of a Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, an author of five books in the Mindfulness Essentials series and that of an American medical doctor, Jon Kabat Zinn, who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Mindfulness…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Stress Management, Relaxation Training
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Shamas, Victor; Maker, June – Gifted Education International, 2018
Based on a unique approach to creativity presented in a revolutionary new book, "Deep Creativity," the authors introduce important, often-ignored processes and aspects of processes that are important to both learning and creativity. They focus on the qualities of "thoughtfulness," which is complete receptivity to all possible…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creativity, Play, Learning Processes
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Doss, Kristy Kowalske; Bloom, Lisa – Gifted Education International, 2018
Instructors of a middle school gifted language arts class implemented a 30-day unit of study on mindfulness in order to help students learn techniques to alleviate stress, perfectionistic tendencies, and anxiety. Practicing mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, provides individuals with tools to understand the mind and body and encourages…
Descriptors: Gifted, Middle School Students, Metacognition, Language Arts
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Neves-Pereira, Mônica Souza; Bilibio de Carvalho, Marco Aurélio; de Campos Aspesi, Cristiana – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article discusses contributions of Eastern philosophical traditions, in particular, Buddhism and its concept of mindfulness--to the field of psychology. Psychology has long dealt with the concept of mindfulness to understand the results of meditation in several contexts, such as psychotherapy and education. The works of Thich Nhat Hanh on…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Buddhism, Philosophy
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Tolan, Stephanie S. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article discusses giftedness from the inside out, focusing on what the differences mean to the gifted child's experience of life--the effects both their intensity and their cognitive abilities have on their inner experience and awareness. Mindfulness is especially valuable and important for the profoundly gifted child. Two programs that use…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Metacognition, Perception, Summer Programs
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Seney, Robert W.; Mishou, Mark A. – Gifted Education International, 2018
After discussing informal feedback from a district workshop for teachers of the gifted on the practice of mindfulness, the authors asked the question: Does research support the shared reactions of these teachers? A review of the literature showed there are a growing number of studies on mindfulness, but research on teachers and mindfulness is…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Workshops, School Districts, Feedback (Response)
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Gifted Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of biology project studies on gifted and talented students' motivation toward learning biology. In the study, "one group pretest-posttest" design is conducted. Study group consisted of 46 gifted and talented students participating in biology projects at two science and art centers (SACs)…
Descriptors: Biology, Learning Motivation, Gifted, Talent
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Miedijensky, Shirley – Gifted Education International, 2018
This study aims to assess the views of outstanding teachers of the gifted regarding their students' learning environment. Thirty teachers were interviewed and an interpretive approach was used to analyze their views. The teachers' comments were divided according to the following themes: (a) characteristics of gifted students, (b) characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Dakwar, Basheer; Dadush, Varda – Gifted Education International, 2018
Despite the global decline in the number of girls who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, in Israel, gender differences of physics students are especially worrying. Although girls and boys in junior high school reach similar achievements in physics, the number of girls who study physics in high school is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Lin, Pei-Ying; Lin, Yu-Cheng – Gifted Education International, 2018
Previous studies on Indian education have urged educators to address serious concerns about inequality and inequity in gifted education, and about the assessments for students educated in extremely diverse social and cultural landscapes in India. Although it is believed that appropriate test accommodations ensure valid and meaningful test results,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Testing Accommodations, Foreign Countries, Measurement
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Haberlin, Steve – Gifted Education International, 2018
Scholars have expressed sustained interest in the social-emotional adjustment of gifted children, with conflicting views persisting: one that gifted students possess greater resiliency to environmental stress; the other that this population is more vulnerable. Capitalizing on the few case studies that examined adjustment among gifted students, the…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Yuen, Mantak; Chan, Serene; Chan, Cheri; Fung, Dennis C. L.; Cheung, Wai Ming; Kwan, Tammy; Leung, Frederick K. S. – Gifted Education International, 2018
Gifted students usually require much less time spent in practising and revising basic skills; instead, they benefit greatly from opportunities to work through the curriculum at a faster pace (acceleration). Teachers currently working with mixed-ability classes do not always find it easy to differentiate their teaching approach in this way, so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Students
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