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Journal of Gifted/Talented Education
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Volume 20, Issue 3 - Dec 2010
Volume 20, Issue 2 - Aug 2010
Volume 20, Issue 1 - Apr 2010
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The Development of the Inspection Model about Cognitive Ability according to Visual Artistic Giftedness Identification of the Elementary School Children
Park, Myeong-Ok ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 1~30
The purpose of this study was to develop the inspection model of cognitive ability to identify visual artistic giftedness of the elementary school children with considering the relation between visual artistic giftedness and cognitive ability based on literature and preceding research. The research method applied literature research and quantitative research. Through literature review on the relation between art education and cognitive thinking and visual artistic of giftedness, it was suggested to prescribe the validity of cognitive ability as an element for identification of visual artistic giftedness identification, and then prescribed the elements of cognitive ability, and developed the inspection model of cognitive ability by measuring specific variables. Based on the results of literature research through the quantitative research, verified significance of developed inspection instrument on cognitive ability, validity and reliability of the inspection model of cognitive ability according to visual artistic giftedness identification of the elementary school children. As a result of reviewing related literature and preceding research, it could be referred that visual thinking ability, spatial perception power and critical thinking ability coincided with a characteristic of an art field can show excellent ability in various art activities and be valid criteria of visual artistic giftedness as cognitive ability of the visual artistic gifted with potential possibilities. In conclusion, as the elements of cognitive ability for the visual artistic giftedness identification of the elementary school children, visual thinking ability, spatial perception power and critical thinking ability were verified to be valid in terms of logical and experimental. Therefore, the result of the research will be able to provide a new approach in education program development of visual artistic giftedness of the elementary school children and a various developmental possibility in identification of visual artistic giftedness.
A Study on the Development of the Recommendation Tools through Performance Assessment for Mathematically Gifted Students
Sin, Bo-Mi ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 31~59
Previous studies reported that gifted students' capacity on mathematics had high correlations with results of the performance assessment. However, there have been few studies that develop recommending tools through the assessment that can be used to identify mathematically gifted students or analyse their applications. Then it is difficult to use them to identify mathematically gifted students practically. Therefore, this study developed the tasks and evaluation tables for the tools. And one of them was applied for four students in Grade 1 of a middle school to simulate the assessment and characteristics assessment teachers showed were analysed. As the results, the extensive and specific information on the giftedness of the students was obtained through using the tool. The gifted capacity grasped from the order, speed, and attitudes of problem-solving was identified as observing the process of solving the task.
Item Analysis for Selecting Science Gifted Middle School Students at Physics Class
Lim, Chun-Woo ; Park, Yune-Bae ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 61~77
The purpose of this study was to analyze the items that were used in entrance examination for science gifted education center for middle school students by using content analysis and classical item analysis. In content analysis, objective type items exhibited mathematics and physics were dominant. Science giftedness & creativity items were dominant. And essay type items consisted of physics items, have evaluated creative problem solving ability. Item difficulty and discrimination index, on the whole, were appropriate. Comparing with objective type, essay type has higher discrimination index. In correlation analysis between total score and score of each type of items, total score has the highest correlation with essay type items and science giftedness & creativity. It was recommended that mathematics, physics and chemistry items with focusing giftedness & creativity could give some implications for future selection methods of science gifted education center.
Design and Validation of Leadership Curriculum in Education for the Gifted Elementary Students of Computer Science
Lee, Jae-Ho ; Bae, Gi-Taek ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 79~106
Leadership education is part of the goals of special education for the gifted of computer science. However, there has been little research effort on leadership curriculums and programs specially designed for the gifted of computer science by reflecting their characteristics. Thus this paper was conducted to design educational contents of leadership for the gifted of computer science as follows:First, common elements were extracted from the goals and characteristics of special education for the gifted of computer science and from the previous studies through analysis. Then basic data were selected helpful to choose educational contents of leadership for the gifted of computer science. Second, the definitions and characteristics of leadership were analyzed along with the previous studies to find common elements. By defining relations between the gifted of computer science and leadership, the investigator also examined the leadership characteristics to be considered when choosing educational contents. Third, educational contents of leadership for the gifted of computer science were selected and designed based on the leadership elements developed by the Korean Educational Development Institute(2005). Fourth, leadership activity logs and reading materials were developed of the education for the gifted of computer science based on the educational contents for their leadership. And fifth, Delphi analysis was carried out to test the validity of the leadership activity logs and reading materials developed in the study in two sessions; the first one tested the overall design of the educational contents, and the second one did the detailed contents of the activity logs and reading materials.
The Analysis of The Science Gifted's Characteristics Present in Linguistic Interactions in The Animal Development Inquiry Activity Program Based on Creative Problem Solving(CPS) Model
Ahn, Ju-Hyun ; Chun, Mi-Ran ; Park, Ki-Seok ; Jeon, Sang-Hak ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 107~130
The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics that indicate scientifically gifted students by analyzing the verbal interactions in developmental biology inquiry-experimental classes. The subjects were 20 first-grade middle school students who were participating in SNU Science Gifted Education Center. In these experimental classes which were developed based on the CPS Model, we conducted a total of four experimental sessions of small group discussions, and the students' verbal interactions were both taped and video recorded, and observed. From the transcriptions, the patterns of question-answer and the characteristics of scientifically gifted students were analyzed. In the case of question-answer patterns, thinking questions appeared 3~6 times more frequently than the standard information questions. Especially, the case of experimental class I showed 40% more thinking questions as well as standard information questions that the other 3 classes. Through the results of analysing verbal interactions, we were able to find more detailed aspects to creativity that were not identifiable in paper-pencil examinations, as well as affective characteristics such as task commitment and leadership. We believe our findings upon inquiry will be of substantial significance in substituting for the paper-pencil examination in distinguishing and selecting scientifically gifted students.
Differences of Science Writing Tendencies according to the Level of Meta-cognition Between General and Gifted Students
Son, Jeong-Woo ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 131~150
This research was planned to analyze the students' science writing tendencies according to the level of meta-cognition for using as materials of selection of gifted students. To get results, meta-cognition writing tests which measured critical thinking ability and problem solving ability were developed, and the students' the level of meta-cognition was measured. Thereafter We analyzed the students' science writing tendencies in accordance with the level of meta-cognition through the science writing with meta-cognition task(the main theme are expectation; explanation; claim; criticism; imagination), and found out the students' ability of science writing was different with the level of meta-cognition. Students with the low level meta-cognition did not represent their thinking well, but students with the high level meta-cognition were try to upgrade their writing through highly concentration and perceiving theirs writing mistakes. As this results, science writing is useful as materials of selection of gifted students.
Probabilistic Thinking Level and Gifted Education
Lee, Kyeong-Hwa ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 151~173
Several researches have been done on the meaning of probabilistic thinking level and its pedagogical implication. However, there is lack of trials of using topics in probability to educate mathematically gifted students. As a result, we don't have sound understanding on gifted students' probabilistic thinking level and how to facilitate it through educational program. This study examines the meaning of probabilistic thinking level, develops and applies tasks in probability for gifted education. Having the analysis of the student responses, this study tries to investigate how teachers who participate in an in-service teacher education program interpret the developed tasks and student responses. In conclusion, this study shows the possible approach of gifted education using probability tasks to facilitate gifted students' probabilistic thinking level and its potential in identification of giftedness through observation.
Research on the Recreational Activity of Family with Gifted Children
Han, Ki-Soon ; Tae, Jin-Mi ; Yang, Tae-Yeon ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 175~203
Among many factors that affect the development of the talent of gifted children, the family factor that first finds and cultivates the talent of gifted children is quite important. The researches on the family of gifted children are mostly concentrated on physical environment out of the home environment, neglecting psychological environment. Although the recreational activity of family with gifted children considerably contributes to the emotional, intellectual and social development of gifted children themselves and to the improvement of life quality of the family members, the recreation of family with gifted children has not yet been studied. Thus, the objective of this research is to present basic materials for seeking the direction to educate parents and to support family with gifted children in order to encourage synergy effect in emotional and social growth of family with gifted children by surveying the property of recreation of family with gifted children. The result of result is as follows. First, the type of family with gifted children tends to be remarkably biased to 'family-oriented activity' and 'elf-development activity.' Second, verifying the significant level of motive for recreational activity of family with gifted children at the variables such as number of family members, parents' age, parents' education level, parents' occupation, etc, it was concluded that they were not statistically significant. The result of this research suggests that education and support for efficient recreation of family with gifted children is necessary to achieve healthy talent of gifted children.
Implementations of Mentorship Program Model for the Academic Creativities of Mathematics
Bang, Seung-Jin ; Choi, Jung-Oh ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 205~229
The R&E(Research and Education) programs in Mathematics, which have the objects to give students mathematically creative experiences and enlarge creativities of the study of mathematics, could not give the experiences as creative researchers because of the following reasons: The students did not participate in the process of choosing the subjects, the evaluation of individual students actually did not existed, and the publications of mathematics papers have been excluded. In this paper, we study on the issues and some suggestions related to these R&E programs to obtain new R&E Model that gives a mathematically creative experience and enlarges creativities of the study of mathematics.
Legal Imperatives Related to Teacher Certification in Gifted Education
Park, Chang-Un ; Seo, Hae-Ae ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 231~256
The research attempts to explore legal issues related to teacher certification in gifted education. For this end, first, the institutional processes of the 'Law of the Promotion of Education for the Gifted and Talented' and its legal characteristics were reviewed. The 'Law of the Promotion of Education for the Gifted and Talented' appeared to be superior to the 'Law of Elementary and Secondary School Education' in order to ensure the right of the gifted to receive a proper education. In consequences, regulations related to teacher certification in gifted education should require to obtain professional knowledge and ability in addition to general education teacher certification. Second, the differences between 'Law of the Promotion of Education for the Gifted and Talented' and 'Law of Elementary and Secondary School Education' were analyzed. It was found that the 'Law of the Promotion of Education for the Gifted and Talented' is not sufficiently articulated in terms of required and elective courses and hours to certify teachers for the gifted as well as their employment at gifted educational institutions. In conclusions, further attentions to legal imperatives in gifted education are called for establishing and upgrading teacher certification in gifted education.
Identification Model Development for Gifted Students Based on Class Observations and Nominations
Ryu, Ji-Young ; Jung, Hyun-Chul ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 257~287
The purpose of this study is to develop an identification model for gifted students, based on class observations and nominations. The definition, issues and methods of identification were examined to achieve the research goal. Gifted identification model based on class observations and nominations consists of 4 steps: The first is the collection of multidimensional information on students, and the second is the evaluation of the students' portfolios with the rubric that has the criteria of rating scales on each information. At the third, students are observed in the class. Then the students are interviewed for the evaluation of their cognitive and non-cognitive characteristics. At the fourth, the identification committee makes a final decision for the selection of gifted students, after considering all the results from the steps. This model will be helpful to identify gifted students who are regarded to have potential abilities, especially economically disadvantaged students.
The Relationship between Thinking Styles and Learning Styles of Gifted Children in Elementary School
Han, Ki-Soon ; Kim, Hee-Jeong ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 289~316
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between thinking style and learning style of gifted children in elementary school. The subjects were 178 fourth, fifth and sixth grade elementary school students who enrolled in gifted education program. They were given the Thinking Style Questionnaire and the Grasha Reichmann Student Learning Style Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and canonical correlation analysis were performed. Results indicated that gifted students prefer legislative, judical, liberal, local, hierarchic, external thinking styles known to be related to creative and critical thinking rather than executive and conventional styles. Meanwhile, in the aspect of learning style, independent learning style than the dependent learning style, competitive style than the collaborative style, and participatory style than the avoiding style were significantly scored higher. The canonical analysis showed that thinking styles and learning styles share 59%(Rc=.77) each other, indicating the two variables had significant close relationship. External, liberal, hierarchic, judical, executive, and liberal thinking styles in the order named showed higher cross loading in the independent variable set, likewise independent, participatory, collaborative, and competitive learning styles in the dependant variable set. The results indicate that the external, liberal, hierarchic, judical, executive, and liberal thinking styles can be the significant predictors of independent, participatory, collaborative, and competitive learning styles. The implications of the study related to the gifted education were discussed in depth.
A Case Study of Change in Practical Knowledge of Elementary School Teachers: Focused on Science Class for the Gifted
Chung, Jung-In ; Yoo, In-Sook ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 317~346
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in teachers' recognition of science class and children for the gifted, and the process of changes in their practical knowledge after the experience of science class and conversation with colleague teachers. Two elementary teachers, teacher A and B, were selected as subject of investigation, who wanted to improve their science class. They experienced the process of self-examination during their class and from class conversations. Teacher A has 10 years of teaching experience. She has been in contact with gifted children and observed them since undergraduate. She entered the graduate school since she came to be interested in science class and children for the gifted. While teacher B has only three years of teaching experience and had a first contact with the gifted after graduate school. The results of this study are as follows. Teacher A didn't change recognition of gifted children class by class conversation in short term because she had a firm faith in good class teaching and was rich in class teaching knowledge. And, her practical knowledge was applied to the next class by changing teaching method or by supplementing her class contents in concerned part through class observation and class conversation with her colleagues. Teacher B was characterized as being lack of class confidence and concerned more about subject knowledge. She was forming a new practical knowledge along with new class teaching knowledge. Teacher B was in trouble with applying new practical knowledge to next class. From such findings, it was concluded that the process of changing or forming of practical knowledge depends on the beliefs, values, experiences, or knowledges of each teacher. A reflection on one' own class teaching could be a good way to form a practical knowledge and improve teaching speciality, when it was concerned with self-reflection of their own class, class observation, and communication with colleagues. Thus, the reflection practice could be applied to the teaching program of teachers for the gifted to form practical knowledge through trial class, self-reflection of class, and conversation with colleagues.
A Study on the Current Status and Improvement Plans of Gifted Elementary Information Education Curriculum
Jun, Woo-Chun ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 347~368
With wide recognition of importance on gifted elementary school students in computer, the numbers of public and private institutes recognizing and fostering the gifted elementary school students in computer have been increasing. In this paper, the current status and improvement plans of curriculum for gifted students in computer are discussed. First of all, a gifted student in computer is defined based on the diverse characteristics and conditions of those students. Then the current status of gifted information education curriculum is presented. Based on the discussion, various improvement plans for gifted elementary information education are proposed. Those plans include 1)development of standard curriculum, 2)development of curriculum reflecting knowledge, application and ethics of information education, 3)development of standard discriminant tools, 4)development of educational objectives, 5)development of educational contents 6)development of teaching-learning models and 7)development of evaluation methods.
Discourse Analysis for Deriving Characteristics of Science-gifted Elementary Students in Inquiry Activities
Choi, Mi-Hyang ; Jhun, Young-Seok ;
Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, volume 20, issue 1, 2010, Pages 369~388
A Discourse Analysis tool has been developed and has been applied in the cooperative group inquiry activities in order to derive the characteristics of elementary gifted students in science. We recorded and videotaped the whole group problem-solving processes where 4 elementary students worked together to solve given problems as a group for one year in a gifted education center attached to a university in Seoul. We analyzed recorded discourses using systemic functional linguistics with a focus on the structure of information and topic. The discourse analysis tool was developed with the cooperation of science education and gifted education experts. In discourse analysis, we focused on meaning development processes rather than grammatical analysis. Through application of newly developed discourse analysis tool, we confirmed that the tool is useful in understanding the characteristics of science-gifted elementary students. We also founded that the interaction between students has significant effects on problem-solving processes by comparing two students who showed contradictory features in the share of dialogue. In addition, the result suggested that we need to provide students with proper training for ways to communicate with others for effective science-gifted instruction.