Ch 2: Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students

About This Chapter

Review facts about the development of gifted children using this short, effective chapter. These lessons provide a quick review when you need to brush up on these topics for professional certification exams or career development purposes.

Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students - Chapter Summary

How does one recognize a gifted student? What are traits of a gifted student? What are the needs of these types of students? These are among the topics you will explore when you use the video and text lessons in this chapter.

By reviewing this chapter, you should be able to more easily explain what giftedness is and understand the cognitive development of gifted students. After finishing your study of these lessons, you should also be able to:

  • List the characteristics of gifted students
  • Explain Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness
  • Identify advanced developmental milestones of gifted students
  • Name early indicators of giftedness
  • Discuss social, personal and other factors affecting gifted development
  • Understand emotional intensity in gifted children
  • Compare truths and misconceptions about giftedness
  • Describe common stereotypes associated with gifted children

This chapter is a great resource if you're looking for a brief but detailed review of these topics. Each lesson offers 24/7 accessibility from any device, expert instruction and short self-assessment quizzes that measure your knowledge of this material. Track your progress through the chapter on your Dashboard and contact instructors with any questions using an easy online form.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students
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Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

1. Giftedness in Children: Definition, Characteristics & Conceptions

Schools generally define giftedness as high ability, but there are other ways to define giftedness. Learn more about the definitions, characteristics and conceptions of giftedness in children and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

2. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad

In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.

Identifying Early Indicators of Giftedness

3. Identifying Early Indicators of Giftedness

In this lesson, you will learn about the various early indicators of giftedness and how they appear at various stages of development. The implications for teachers and parents are also discussed.

Factors in the Development of Gifted Students

4. Factors in the Development of Gifted Students

In this lesson, you will learn about the factors that affect the development of gifted students, as well as how stakeholders can support gifted learners.

Cognitive Characteristics of Gifted Students

5. Cognitive Characteristics of Gifted Students

How do you know when you have a gifted student in your classroom? Gifted students share many traits. Explore the cognitive characteristics of gifted students in this lesson.

Understanding Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

6. Understanding Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

There are many reasons why teaching gifted children can be exciting as well as challenging. This lesson focuses on their tendency toward emotional intensity and how you can make sense of it.

Social & Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

7. Social & Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

As teachers, we have to think about the academic, social, and emotional needs of all of the students in our class. This lesson focuses on the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

Gifted Students: Common Traits & Misconceptions

8. Gifted Students: Common Traits & Misconceptions

Gifted students bring a myriad of opportunities to their educational experience. They are from varying socio-economic backgrounds, and they often experience uneven growth in social, cognitive, and physical development. We will look at the truths and the misconceptions that surround the gifted student in the classroom.

Common Stereotypes of Gifted Students

9. Common Stereotypes of Gifted Students

While gifted students are considered to be some of the best and brightest in our classrooms, there are a number of myths and stereotypes that exist about their talents and abilities.

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