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Unformatted text preview: Lindsey Faucher EDP 256E Exceptionality Portfolio Ch. 15: Learners with Special Gifts and Talents Things I already knew: The main factors that contribute to giftedness are genetic/biological factors or social factors (family/school/friends, etc) Acceleration is used when students are gifted or have exceptional abilities o Deals with moving a student ahead of his/her peers in certain subject areas Many students who are gifted get bored with the things they are doing in class because it is not challenging enough for them New things I learned: Analytic giftedness: when a person is able to take a problem apart and understand all the different parts of it and how they are related (this skill can be measured by conventional intelligence tests) Synthetic giftedness: involves insight, intuition, and creativity (these skills are usually associated with high achievement in the arts and sciences) Practical giftedness: deals with applying analytic and synthetic abilities to the solving of...
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- Fall '09