Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent by Barbara A. (Alane) Kerr

By Barbara A. (Alane) Kerr

Library magazine top Reference 2009Educators have all started to acknowledge that choosing and accommodating scholars who're slower to profit may well depart at the back of those that research quickly and imagine creatively. the character of intelligence, the resources of innovation, and the how one can nurture exact talents at the moment are subject matters of significant curiosity to students in a wide selection of disciplines and to most people. Policymakers, starting from tuition board contributors to leaders of countries, should also make useful judgements approximately how groups and societies will deal with their brightest, so much promising students.

With greater than four hundred entries, those volumes assessment study findings on giftedness, expertise, and creativity and their impact on schooling, education, technology and the humanities, govt coverage, and way of life. The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and ability presents a balanced, aim review of a number of the views at the nature of intelligence, innovation, and optimum states. This state of the art source covers all significant points of the sphere, together with fulfillment motivation, creative skill, artistic character, emotional intelligence, gender alterations, genius, intelligence trying out, studying types, minority underrepresentation, a number of intelligences, musical skill, prodigies, scientists, self actualization, considering abilities, and more.

Key issues

  • Assessment and Identification
  • Creativity Studies
  • Cultural Issues
  • Education
  • Eminent People
  • Exceptionalities
  • Intelligence
  • Neuroscience and Genetics
  • Populations
  • Programs and Interventions
  • Psychological Issues
  • Talent Domains
  • Theories and Models

Key good points

  • Provides a balanced and demanding dialogue of the controversies that experience lively learn and idea making
  • Clarifies which grouping and tutorial innovations advertise the simplest results in fulfillment and social/emotional improvement of proficient children
  • Helps educators make knowledgeable judgements concerning the identity options and the curriculum versions that most sensible meet their scholars’ needs
  • Contains hundreds of thousands of pertinent proof from the fields of schooling, psychology, sociology, and the arts
  • Evaluates regulations that experience hindered proficient kids and makes a persuasive case for accurately difficult and differentiated education
  • Examines how giftedness, creativity, and ability have been outlined some time past and the way present meanings have emerged.

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The journey toward productive and creative lives is maximized by the energy that achievement motivation provides individuals, and their accomplishments in identifying and solving problems make contributions not only to their personal lives in being able to find purpose, a cause to pursue, and a goal to achieve, but to impact the lives of others positively. Dorothy Sisk See also Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Motivation; Motivating Gifted Students; Underachievement Further Readings Adair, J. (2007).

Systematic means a deliberate step-by-step approach is taken. Public means that the procedures and the analytic decisions in the process are transparent and available to others for review. Limited means that the study is tied to a research question. The basic differences between action research and other forms of research are that action research makes no pretense to generalization, often is intended to produce a desired outcome or change, and has a cyclical recursive nature. Action research answers local questions generated by persons in that situation.

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