Characteristics Of Giftedness

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Gifted child is naturally bestowed with a high degree of general mental ability or extraordinary ability in a specific sphere of activity or knowledge. The designation of giftedness is largely a matter of administrative convenience. Giftedness is a great deal of heart and soul. Giftedness and talent are many times indistinguishable; however Gagne (1985, 1991) has distinguish between the two concepts by defining giftedness as above-average knowledge and capabilities in human ability, and talent as above-average performance in a particular field. That is, giftedness refers to human aptitudes such as intellectual or creative abilities. Talent is demonstrated in an area of human activity such as mathematics, literature, or music. IQ based definitions…show more content…
A student who is intellectually gifted has many abilities that make them likely to succeed academically. They can memorize rapidly and retain what they have learned. They usually displays several (but not all) of the characteristics. Yet, cluster of characteristics do not necessarily identify students as gifted-more comprehensively assessment is necessary. Characteristics:- • Read much before their age mates do. • Complete schooling by grade skipping and by expressing an urge to go for a college degree. • May face problems of social and emotional adjustment. • Reasons abstractly conceptualizes…show more content…
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