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Gifted Children and Education: An Educational Approach
Education Journal
Volume 9, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 112-115
Received: Apr. 23, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 22, 2020; Published: Aug. 19, 2020
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Argyriou Argyrios, Department of Secondary Education, Regional Unit of West Attica, Athens, Greece; Pedagogical Department, Higher School of Educational and Technological Education (HSETE), Athens, Greece
Giotopoulou Georgia, Economics in Aspropyrgos Vocational School, Educational Management & Leadership, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus‎, ‎EU, Aspropyrgos, Greece
Pappa Angeliki-Maria, Special Education, European University of Cyprus, Educational Management & Leadership, University of Roma Tres, Rome, Italy
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Abstract
In this paper we investigate the case of gifted children and their position in the field of education. Many definitions have been given to gifted children (from a national, special pedagogical, functional or illustrative point of view) and even the word «charisma», as it is characteristically called, was acknowledged as a term after a 34-year-effort. Various scientists, such as Renzulli, Gardner, and Heller, tried to approach and define charisma and charismatic children. The aim of this research is to determine the characteristics of gifted children, the difficulties they encounter in each level, the causes of the difficulties and the kind of education for these children. The practices of differentiated teaching and flexible curriculum are criticized for the difficulty of evaluating their application throughout the educational process on gifted children. In conclusion, gifted children or students with high skills need respect and treatment not as a minority nor with an elitist mentality. The desideratum is to find out how many children need adapted education, whether they have a high level of perceptiveness or not. If they can acquire knowledge through a tailored to their needs, interdisciplinary, material-enriched kind of education along with a suitable prior Curriculum adaptation, then the education will be effective as it will manage to cover their needs.
Keywords
Gifted Children, Charisma, Education, Differentiated Teaching
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Argyriou Argyrios, Giotopoulou Georgia, Pappa Angeliki-Maria, Gifted Children and Education: An Educational Approach, Education Journal. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2020, pp. 112-115. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20200904.14
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