Behavioural Sciences

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

By Barbara A. Kerr

Library magazine Best Reference 2009

Educators have began to acknowledge that determining and accommodating scholars who're slower to benefit may possibly depart in the back of those that examine swiftly and imagine creatively. the character of intelligence, the resources of innovation, and the how you can nurture exact talents at the moment are issues of significant curiosity to students in a large choice of disciplines and to most people. Policymakers, starting from university board participants to leaders of countries, should also 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 overview examine findings on giftedness, expertise, and creativity and their impact on schooling, education, technology and the humanities, govt coverage, and lifestyle. The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and ability offers a balanced, target overview of some of the views at the nature of intelligence, innovation, and optimum states. This state of the art source covers all significant points of the sector, together with success motivation, creative skill, inventive character, emotional intelligence, gender changes, genius, intelligence trying out, studying types, minority underrepresentation, a number of intelligences, musical skill, prodigies, scientists, self actualization, pondering abilities, 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 demanding dialogue of the controversies that experience lively study and concept making
  • Clarifies which grouping and educational techniques advertise the simplest results in success and social/emotional improvement of proficient children
  • Helps educators make knowledgeable judgements concerning the identity recommendations and the curriculum versions that most sensible meet their scholars' needs
  • Contains hundreds of thousands of pertinent evidence from the fields of schooling, psychology, sociology, and the arts
  • Evaluates rules that experience hindered talented childrens and makes a persuasive case for properly hard and differentiated education
  • Examines how giftedness, creativity, and ability have been outlined some time past and the way present meanings have emerged.

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