Psychological Features of Training Teachers to Work with Gifted Students

- Сніжна, М.А. (2015) Psychological Features of Training Teachers to Work with Gifted Students Актуальні проблеми психології, 10 (6). pp. 216-223. ISSN 2072-4772

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In this article qualifications for teachers of the gifted were discussed, and these characteristics were divided into philosophical, professional, and personal characteristics. Philosophical characteristics were deemed important, because the ways in which teachers view education affects their approach to students and the classroom. Teachers of the gifted need to reflect a cooperative, democratic attitude and have a competency and interest in learning. Professional characteristics are strategies to maximize the learning of gifted students, guidance and counseling skills, and knowledge and awareness of the psychology of the gifted student, Personal characteristics include empathy, tolerance of ambiguity, authenticity, congruency, self-actualization, and enthusiasm. Programs at the M.A. level were discussed. These programs consist of four parts: (1) professional education, (2) specialization courses, (3) liberal arts, and (4) practicum or field experiences. In-service training was defined as short-term training, and the suggestions for planning effective experiences for teachers were outlined. A unique consortium effort to meet a specific in- service need of planning advanced placement courses in biology was covered. Mentors and parents as teachers was discussed and the role of mentors and parents was defined. Techniques for bringing more precision to the mentoring process were listed: (1) attending, (2) responding, (3) personalizing, and (4) initiating. The role of teachers, mentors and parents in gifted programs was covered, with emphasis on the need for continuous interaction and dialogue for advice, support, and help to provide for full growth and development of gifted students.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Giftedness, teacher training, gifted students.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > Department of psychology of giftedness
Depositing User: молодший науковий співробітник лабораторії психології обдарованості Інституту обдарованості НАПН України Марина Анатоліївна Сніжна
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 10:40
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 10:40


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