Topic: Learners with Exceptionalities
Title: Giftedness: A High Level of Cognitive Development
Thesis Statement: Gifted student are identified by teachers as achievers Outline:
A. Definition of giftedness
B. Characteristics of giftedness:
1.) Physical Characteristics
2.) Educational and Occupational Characteristics 3.) Social and Emotional Characteristics
4.) Emotional and Social Characteristics
C. Signs indicating giftedness
D. Bright versus Gifted children
E. Dealing with gifted children
1.) Ability grouping
2.) Co-operative learning
3.) Curriculum adaptation
4.) Peer Tutoring and Mentoring
5.) Accelerated Learning
F. Parental involvement on learning of their offspring III. Conclusion/Recommendation
Nowadays, in our society there are differently abled children who need special attention for them to be able to learn and cope-up in their environment where they belong. They have special needs to be filled by the persons around them. In this research, the researchers will focus on the other group of differently abled children who differ from the norms of other people but they can’t be called abnormal. They are the Gifted Children. Gifted Children have an average intelligence and/or superior talent for something. Giftedness and talents are wanted forms of exceptionalities. Definition vary but the category of gifted and talented children usually include those demonstrating high performance in one or more of the following area: general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership, or the visual and performing arts.
Going back to 20th century, gifted children were defined as those who excelled well at school and who passed academic examination at a high level. They were those performed creative skills or ability. For instance, at 3 or 4 years of age some played piano, while other solve mathematical problems on their own. Giftedness represents with a mixture of academic strength, motivation, and conformity to school. Giftedness is generally accepted that giftedness referred to “Higher mental processes” as measured by intelligence tests, in thinking, reasoning and in making judgment, and that talent was confined to children who were “Highly endowed with special talent or abilities for creative or inventive production”.
A. Definition of Giftedness
The definition of giftedness has changed over time, reflecting rapid advances in psychology, a constantly changing view of society, and a different insight of children and their needs.
In the 1950’s the only use of I.Q is seriously challenged when Guilford argued that creativity represented a main abilities which went beyond the traditional opinion of intelligence and it is not being measured by tests of general ability. His approach questioned older view of giftedness. This gave new dimension of giftedness based on the IQ only to multidimensional (combines a number of different aspects), is frequently observe or measurable, involves self acceptance and motivation.
B. Characteristics of Gifted Children
Gifted Children as a group have specific characteristics that show about the means as the variation shown by any other group around its mean.
1.) Physical Characteristics
Gifted children are taller, heavier, stronger, and more energetic and healthier than other children their age who have average intelligence. Many gifted children are outstanding in athletic ability and are superior competitors in a variety of sports.
2.) Educational and Occupational Characteristics
Gifted children tend...
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