Teaching and Counseling Gifted and Talented Adolescents: An International Learning Style Perspective

Teaching and Counseling Gifted and Talented Adolescents: An International Learning Style Perspective

Teaching and Counseling Gifted and Talented Adolescents: An International Learning Style Perspective

Teaching and Counseling Gifted and Talented Adolescents: An International Learning Style Perspective

Synopsis

The goal of this book is to provide teachers with the theoretical and practical information needed to meet the daily challenge of individualizing instruction for gifted and talented students with different learning styles in regular classrooms. These students spend most of their time in regular courses. Teachers and counselors often are urged to provide for the unique needs of each of these learners without being shown how such adolescents differ from each offer in their learning style traits. This is the first book devoted entirely to the topic, and it is based on a two-year study in many different nations.

Excerpt

This decade has seen the emergence of two powerful concepts that influence curriculum and instruction: (1) learning style--the understanding that individuals master difficult information or skills in different ways and (2) multidimensional giftedness--the recognition that individuals may express their giftedness in different ways and at different levels. In addition, we are becoming increasingly aware of the unique impact of culture on intellectual and personal-social development, in general, and on giftedness and learning style, in particular. This book is designed to give teachers, counselors, gifted education specialists, and parents in each country an understanding of the specific learning style components that characterize gifted adolescents in their culture. It has particular value for teachers in the United States in their efforts to individualize instruction for culturally diverse school populations.

The book provides teachers with the theoretical and practical information needed to meet the daily challenge of individualizing instruction for gifted and talented children of different learning styles. It consists of sixteen chapters, divided into two major parts. Part One consists of six chapters that present the broad theoretical background of the concepts of giftedness and learning style. It provides a general overview and focuses on conceptual clarification, that is, on the definition and explanation of giftedness and learning style. In addition, the instruments used to assess learning style and giftedness and the subjects studied in each country are described in detail. The chapters provide an overall rationale for considering individual learning style when teaching and counseling gifted and talented learners. The authors present specific instructional principles and teaching strategies that were derived from the general literature and from resources on giftedness, talent, and learning style.

In Part Two, data on the learning styles of gifted and talented learners in seven . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.