Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions


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Giftedness is _____.

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1. Joseph Renzulli views giftedness as _____.

2. The gifted population _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is no one definition of giftedness in children, but you can use this worksheet and quiz set to get to know the many characteristics that might be exhibited by the gifted. Read up on some common definitions and conceptions of giftedness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assets on the subject of gifted children, you will learn about the following:

  • Shared characteristics of gifted individuals
  • Disabilities they may suffer from
  • Joseph Renzulli's Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness
  • Robert Sternberg's theory about three specific areas

Skills Practiced

Utilize the following skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different methods of determining giftedness and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics, positive and negative, of gifted people
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on Giftedness in Children will enable you to:

  • Distinguish between different definitions of and means of testing giftedness
  • List agreed-upon characteristics often found in gifted children
  • Discuss common disabilities also common in gifted individuals, such as ADHD