Presentation on theme: "GIFTEDNESS AND TALENTEDNESS School Age Children Who Give Evidence of High Performance Capability in Intellectual, Creative, Academic, Leadership, or in."— Presentation transcript:
GIFTEDNESS AND TALENTEDNESS School Age Children Who Give Evidence of High Performance Capability in Intellectual, Creative, Academic, Leadership, or in the Performing and Visual Arts.
Gardener’s 8 Areas of Giftedness Musical Singer Body-kinesthetic Athlete Logic-Math Scientist Linguistic Diplomatic Corps Spatial Architect Interpersonal Diplomat Intrapersonal Psychologist Naturalist Eco-Freak
GOLEMAN 1995 Emotional Intelligence Subset of Interpersonal Shapes everything from personal to organizational success – Confidence Man – Spies – Assassin – Executioner – Prosecutor – People Person
PLACEMENTS Girls outnumber boys Underrepresented – Cultural Minorities Impoverished Disabled The Rich Man’s Classification
High Intelligence Associated Abilities are: quickly grasp ideas think out of the box generalize new ideas/ apply ideas excellent communication skills IQ’s Gifted Very Gifted Damn Smart: EDUC 351 out of block
Defining Trait of Giftedness C Y C R T T R E I I E A V V A T I V I T Y I T
Emotional-Social Characteristics Anxiety Perfectionism Heightened Sensitivity Loneliness Social Isolation Depression in profoundly gifted Like an Elderly Person after Friends Have Died
CAUSES UNKNOWN Genetics and Stimulation Play Roles Teach them to be more balanced, allow for Failure or partial success Aren’t We Who Are Gifted Superior? Why be Negative? Wouldn't it be better to find out how to make more of us?
EVALUATION Protect Against Discrimination Use Multiple Tests Discover- an approach uses problem solving Tasks get harder as the test progresses. Also measure student’s creativity
UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING Acceleration Compact the curriculum Curriculum Extension – challenge at higher level Cognitive Taxonomies – differentiate expectations among students Autonomous learning model sort of like special studies college courses
THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES Everybody’s Beautiful in Their Own Way Special programs for each Gardner category Enrichment Add atypical instruction Use challenging material Expand instructional strategies Teach critical thinking and problem solving skills Do we correct writing or do we edit writing? Web Quests
SCHOOL WIDE ENRICHMENT Promote creativity and critical thinking Foster creative attitudes Improve student understanding of creativity Practice creativity Engage students in creativity RELEVANCE!
INCLUSION Cluster Grouping Put Gifted Students Together Acceleration Might Create Social Problems Magnet Schools Some Parent/Political Problems. Do These Measures Hurt the Other Students?
NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON GIFTED AND TALENTED NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER