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Saturday, November 13

  1. page What is Gifted? edited ... The Ministry of Ontario defines giftedness in the Special Education document as: Giftedness i…
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    The Ministry of Ontario defines giftedness in the Special Education document as:
    Giftedness is "..an unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that requires differentiated learning experiences of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated."
    (Natalie)
    An additional major component of gifted behavior is exceptional insight. Significant, creative, intellectual accomplishment in science and literature, for example, almost always involves major intellectual insight-a trait that goes beyond the ability to process information rapidly (Davidson and Sternberg 1984)

    (Natalie)
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Thursday, October 7

  1. page home edited ... We are all awesome people. If you want to keep any specific information on the wiki, and make…
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    We are all awesome people.
    If you want to keep any specific information on the wiki, and make it available to the rest of the group, post it in a page that bears your name in a tag i.e. "Meg's Fantastic Research on XYZ."
    Leisha is cool.
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Wednesday, October 6

  1. page Being Labelled as Gifted edited ... Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which…
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    Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which I think can be a good example of what happens to gifted students. They found that higher cognitive ability is associated with higher victimization in the workplace, yet could be moderated by displaying communal personality traits (ie. goals directed towards benefitting whole group rather than self). Here is the reference:
    Kim, E., & Glomb, T.M. (2010) Get Smarty Pants: Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Victimization. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0019985
    (Amanda)
    PRO:
    “The Pros and Cons of Labelling Children.”:
    - Financially, labels get more money for the school, and therefore for special programming.
    - Labelling allows students to achieve their full potential as the environment around them can be prepared to meet individual needs.
    - Labels are designated in IEPs, which call for differentiated teaching and learning. School can become more challenging and fun.
    “Teacher Education Pathways: Gifted Children”
    - Being labelled as gifted sometimes means that children can be placed in special programs that accommodate age and ability peers.
    - Many gifted programs now do not require unilateral giftedness in all school subjects. Instead, students experience inclusion in main stream classes for most subject, while only being taken out for those subjects for which they are deemed advanced.
    - Giftedness can be determined at a young age, whereas some other special needs are not found until much later (eg. Advanced reading or mathematic skills are noticed before dyslexia).
    - Giftedness can be found in more areas than simply academic intelligence, such as communication skills, musical intelligence, creativity, etc.
    CON:
    “The Pros and Cons of Labelling Children.”:
    - Teachers sometimes teach to the label rather than the student.
    - Problems arise when the child needs to be relabelled, consequently generating an opportunity for reassessment of self-identity (possibly detrimental to a student’s psyche).
    - By labelling a child ‘bright’ or ‘smart’ there is an absence of other dictators (or labels), which often causes the child think they would not excel in other areas, (eg. Sports, homemaking, social activities). Therefore, positive labels can limit children as well.
    - Creates negative stigma by peers, because of they are now different. Many kids want to fit in with their peers, not stand out, especially where they may be considered ‘superior’.
    - Labels can encourage self imposed stress. Labels such as ‘gifted’ or associated labels (eg. ‘perfect’) can cause students to evaluate themselves on every aspect of their lives. Not living up to others expectations in some areas can be devastating. Ie if you’re good in 7 of 8 subjects, you feel you have to be perfect in the 8th subject, or in extracurricular activities, social relationships, etc.
    - Labels segregate peers by grouping them into categories such as ‘smart’ and ‘not smart’, which are then acted out by their peers.
    - Labels can cause long lasting to permanent effects on psyche. A label and its meaning are internalized by the child, which can be detrimental as a label only represents a minute part of the whole child.
    “Teacher Education Pathway: Gifted Children”
    - High ability children can be asked to help those students who are lagging behind. This does not enhance their own studies, but merely keeps them occupied in the classroom when they are ahead in their work.
    - Gifted children are at greater risk for underachievement, according to American studies. 10% of the American jail/prison population is comprised of gifted individuals. Studies show that these individuals have good to excellent skills in organization, planning, strategy, and math. Many of these people had no outlet for (in other words, no one challenged) their gifted talents so they apply their talents in a negative manner.
    - Gifted students are more likely to be labelled as nerds by peers, so they try to appear ‘less labelled’. Interestingly, this is increasingly prominent among girls beyond middle-school.
    2010, March 4. TVO Parent’s “Your Voice”. World News Network (Panel: Karl Subben - Principal, Brookview Middle School, Toronto; Catherine Wakelin - Author ‘Talk About Anything with Your Kids’ and consultant for school boards; Michael Coteau - Trustee with Toronto District School Board: Don Valley East). Accessed October 4, 2010 at http://​wn.​com/​The_​Pros_​Cons_​of_​Labelling_​Children.
    2010, March 1. Teacher Education Pathway: Gifted Children. World News Network. (Lecture, Marcia Woods - Professor at GRCC). Accessed October 4, 2010 at http://​wn.​com/​Teacher_​Education_​Pathways_​Gifted_​Children.
    (Megan)

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Monday, October 4

  1. page What is Gifted? edited ... -good organizational and planning skills (pg.74) (Emily) - Hutchinson, N. L. (2010) Pg 73 -…
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    -good organizational and planning skills (pg.74)
    (Emily) - Hutchinson, N. L. (2010) Pg 73
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    The Ministry of Ontario defines giftedness in the Special Education document as:
    Giftedness is "..an unusually advanced degree of general intellectual ability that requires differentiated learning experiences of a depth and breadth beyond those normally provided in the regular school program to satisfy the level of educational potential indicated."
    (Natalie)

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Sunday, October 3

  1. page Being Labelled as Gifted edited ... Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which…
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    Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which I think can be a good example of what happens to gifted students. They found that higher cognitive ability is associated with higher victimization in the workplace, yet could be moderated by displaying communal personality traits (ie. goals directed towards benefitting whole group rather than self). Here is the reference:
    Kim, E., & Glomb, T.M. (2010) Get Smarty Pants: Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Victimization. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0019985
    (Amanda)
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    higher victimization in the workplace, yet could be moderated by displaying communal personality traits (ie. goals directed towards benefitting whole group rather than self). Here is the reference:
    Kim, E., & Glomb, T.M. (2010) Get Smarty Pants: Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Victimization. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/a0019985

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  3. page Integrated Vs Segregated edited ... A gifted child is put into a special class where learning is not easy for him, and where he is…
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    A gifted child is put into a special class where learning is not easy for him, and where he is only average among a group of gifted. Thus, feelings of incompetency to cope with the increased competition may arise, which can dis courage and reduce achievement.
    The gifted children, no longer exhausted by the pressure to complete assigned learning tasks, had energy to branch out and broaden their interests and understanding.
    (Natalie)
    I found an interesting study that examined boredom of gifted students in regular vs gifted classes. They found that gifted students in "special" classes reported higher levels of boredom due to being overchallenged (ie. bored in the subjects they didnt excel in) but had higher levels of boredom due to being underchallenged when in regular classes. I don't know how to add references (like Natalie did above) so I am just typing in the reference here:
    Preckel, F., Gotz, T., & Frenzel, A. (2010). Ability grouping of gifted students: Effects on academic self-concept and boredom. The British Psychological Society, 80, 451-472.
    (Amanda)

    Assessing the Status of Information on Classroom Organizational Frameworks for Gifted Students
    Author(s): Ellen B. Goldring
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  4. page Being Labelled as Gifted edited Pros and Cons of being labelled "gifted": 1. Found that gifted students in "specia…
    Pros and Cons of being labelled "gifted":
    1. Found that gifted students in "special" classes reported higher levels of boredom due to being overchallenged (ie. bored in the subjects they didnt excel in) but had higher levels of boredom due to being underchallenged when in regular classes
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    Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which I think can be good examples of what happens to gifted students:
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  5. page Being Labelled as Gifted edited ... Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which…
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    Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which I think can be good examples of what happens to gifted students:
    1. Higher cognitive ability is associated with higher victimization

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  6. page Being Labelled as Gifted edited Pros and Cons of being labelled "gifted": 1. Found that gifted students in "specia…
    Pros and Cons of being labelled "gifted":
    1. Found that gifted students in "special" classes reported higher levels of boredom due to being overchallenged (ie. bored in the subjects they didnt excel in) but had higher levels of boredom due to being underchallenged when in regular classes
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    Although this study was done on adults in the workplace, it has some interesting results which I think can be good examples of what happens to gifted students:
    1. Higher cognitive ability is associated with higher victimization

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