Comparative Study between Mathematically Gifted Elementary Students and Non-Gifted Students in Communication Skills and Self-Directed Learning Ability

초등수학영재와 일반학생의 의사소통 능력 및 자기주도적 학습능력 비교

  • Received : 2013.08.09
  • Accepted : 2013.09.16
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship of communication skills and self-directed learning ability between mathematically gifted elementary students and non-gifted students. The subjects include 126 mathematically gifted elementary students from gifted education centers and gifted classes in elementary schools in D Metropolitan City and 124 non-gifted students that were non categorized as gifted students or special children in the same city. Employed in the study were the tests of communication skills and self-directed learning ability. Through this study, there are notable differences in communication skills and self-directed learning ability between mathematically gifted students and non-gifted students. Thus, those communication skills and self-directed learning ability should be taken into account when organizing and running a curriculum. In addition, developing a program for mathematically gifted students, as well as in teaching and learning communication skills and self-directed learning ability sufficient to consider the interrelationships between.