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Alsrour, Nadia H.; Al-Ali, Safa – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study examined the creative thinking in preschool children. The Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement test (TCAM) by Torrance 1981, was used to assess motor creativity. The study investigated whether there might be differences in creative thinking according to gender or age. A total of 562 children participated (260 girls and 302 boys)…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking
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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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Coates, David; Thompson, Wendy; Shimmin, Andrew – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Recognising and nurturing giftedness in young children presents an important challenge to educators. This study sets out to identify and support gifted children through the provision of a rich learning environment in the Nursery (Kindergarten) setting. Practitioners in the Nursery aimed to provide cognitively challenging activities appropriate to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Childhood Interests, Kindergarten, Educational Environment