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A Study on Correlation Analysis of Information Subject and Convergence Subject for the Gifted Children in IT

정보영재의 정보과목과 융합과목의 상관관계 분석연구

  • Received : 2015.01.12
  • Accepted : 2015.02.16
  • Published : 2015.04.30

Abstract

In the knowledge-based society, IT literacy and application of a person become a measure of personal competitiveness. As IT industry is of great important nationally, many countries are trying to make an effort to promote IT industry. In this sense, identification and fostering of the gifted children in IT become an important national task since, in IT industry, usually only a few prodigies have led whole IT industry. Currently gifted education aims for convergent gifted education according to government policy. The purpose of this paper is to investigate correlation of information subject and convergent subject for the gifted children in IT. For this purpose, the gifted children in IT who attended a gifted science education center attached to a university at Seoul Metropolitan Area are selected. Their grades during their the period of attendance are collected and analysed. The statistical results show that there is a meaningful correlation between information subject and convergent subject for the gifted children in IT. It means that the higher scores information subject is, the higher scores convergent subject is. The results can be used to make or change gifted curriculum and education contents for gifted IT education.

Keywords

Gifted Children in IT;Convergent Gifted Education;Gifted Education Curriculum

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