Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent by Barbara A. Kerr

By Barbara A. Kerr

Library magazine Best Reference 2009

Educators have all started to acknowledge that determining and accommodating scholars who're slower to benefit may possibly depart at the back of those that study speedily and imagine creatively. the character of intelligence, the resources of innovation, and the how you can nurture detailed skills at the moment are themes of serious curiosity to students in a large choice of disciplines and to most people. Policymakers, starting from tuition board participants to leaders of countries, also needs to make functional judgements approximately how groups and societies will deal with their brightest, such a lot promising students.

With greater than four hundred entries, those volumes assessment examine findings on giftedness, expertise, and creativity and their influence on schooling, education, technology and the humanities, govt coverage, and way of life. The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and skill presents a balanced, goal overview of a number of the views at the nature of intelligence, innovation, and optimum states. This state of the art source covers all significant features of the sphere, together with success motivation, inventive skill, inventive character, emotional intelligence, gender ameliorations, genius, intelligence checking out, studying types, minority underrepresentation, a number of intelligences, musical skill, prodigies, scientists, self actualization, pondering talents, and more.

Key Themes

  • Assessment and Identification
  • Creativity Studies
  • Cultural Issues
  • Education
  • Eminent People
  • Exceptionalities
  • Intelligence
  • Neuroscience and Genetics
  • Populations
  • Programs and Interventions
  • Psychological Issues
  • Talent Domains
  • Theories and Models

Key Features

  • Provides a balanced and significant dialogue of the controversies that experience lively examine and conception making
  • Clarifies which grouping and educational concepts advertise the simplest results in fulfillment and social/emotional improvement of proficient children
  • Helps educators make trained judgements in regards to the identity recommendations and the curriculum types that top meet their scholars' needs
  • Contains millions of pertinent evidence from the fields of schooling, psychology, sociology, and the arts
  • Evaluates rules that experience hindered proficient little ones and makes a persuasive case for properly demanding and differentiated education
  • Examines how giftedness, creativity, and skill have been outlined some time past and the way present meanings have emerged.

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