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Jamali, Um Albaneen Yusuf – Gifted and Talented International, 2019
Fostering creativity as an imperative 21st-century skill has attracted increasing attention by educators and researchers in last decades. Many creative activities have been suggested. The current article describes the findings from a pilot study, which investigated the impact of a LEGO robotics intervention on fostering creativity among a sample…
Descriptors: Creativity, Robotics, Elementary School Students, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Gurak-Ozdemir, Serap; Acar, Selcuk; Puccio, Gerard; Wright, Cory – Gifted and Talented International, 2019
Teacher-student connection is influenced by several factors and one possible factor is teachers' creative-thinking preferences (CTP). The present study investigated the extent to which teachers' CTP predicts their view of favorable student characteristics. Teachers' CTP was measured by FourSight that featured four preferences: clarifying,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Influence, Creative Thinking, Preferences
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Baum, Ingrid Rita; Baumann, Nicola – Gifted and Talented International, 2018
Theories of creativity and empirical evidence have highlighted the importance of autonomy as a motivational source of creativity. However, we know little about the relationship between the implicit autonomy motive and creativity. Using a multi-method multi-informant design, we investigated the relationship between implicit autonomy motives and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Creativity, Innovation, Adolescents
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Cannaday, Jessica; Courduff, Jennifer – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
This study focused on a partial replication of a mixed-methods study of teachers regarding certification practices in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Data sources included Likert survey questions as well as openended questions with current teachers at seven schools within a Southern California school district. Since completion of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, School Districts, Gifted
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
There has been a longstanding assumption that gifted, high-ability, or high-performing students prefer working alone; however, this may not be true in every case. The current study expanded on this assumption to reveal more nuanced learning preferences of these students. Sixty-nine high-performing and community-school students in Grades 5 and 6…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Preferences, Learning Processes
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Heinbokel, Annette – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The aim of the present study is to assess and document the experiences of schools, parents, adolescents, and, finally, adults with grade skipping in Germany to form recommendations for handling this type of acceleration. This article is based on three studies on grade skipping; two studies conducted in schools in Lower Saxony, Germany, spanned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Wu, I-Chen; Pease, Randal; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore 42 elementary students' perceptions of their experiences while they were engaging in a class in which the Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving (REAPS) model was used. A qualitative study was conducted to analyze their responses. Individual interviews and artifacts were collected and analyzed. Themes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Learner Engagement
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Kahveci, Nihat Gürel; Akgül, Savas – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study provides elementary gifted and talented students: Social Studies, Math, Turkish, Science, and Foreign Language courses in terms of differentiation, challenging activities and classroom climate. Research studies contend the significance of differentiation, challenging curriculum and instruction, suitable classroom climate to provide…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Individualized Instruction
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Hirça, Necati – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study examines the effect of a summer science camp involved in explicit-reflective Nature of Science (NOS) instruction on Turkish gifted students' views of NOS. During the teaching intervention, six experienced faculties and two teachers taught six explicit-reflective NOS activities (90 minutes per day through a seven-day period) to 30 gifted…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Gifted
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Kwan, Anderson C. K.; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The authors report on the implementation of an enrichment programme titled "Mathematics in the Workplace" for mathematically talented students, aged 8 to 12 years, who were studying in Primary 3 to Primary 6 classes in Hong Kong. The aim of the pilot programme was to enable gifted learners to make connections between mathematics and its…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Goulet, Joseph – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This paper presents results of twin studies pertinent to the development of a rating scale designed for use by teachers to identify anxious and shy children, aged 5 to 7 years, in Kindergarten and Grade One. Currently, no instruments designed specifically for this purpose exist. Children experiencing difficulty with internalizing disorders such as…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Rating Scales, Young Children, Test Construction
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Bicknell, Brenda; Riley, Tracy – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This study addresses school transition in New Zealand for 15 students identified as mathematically gifted and talented. The findings are drawn from a two-year study that included student, parent, and teacher perspectives, and an examination of school policies, programs, and practices. Students felt well prepared for the transition although not all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Longitudinal Studies
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Al-Hroub, Anies – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This research takes mathematics as a model for investigating the definitions, identification, classification and characteristics of a group of gifted student related to the notion of "dual-exceptionality". An extensive process using qualitative and quantitative methods was conducted by a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement a…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Comorbidity, Learning Problems
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