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Problem-solving strategies and giftedness : a study into observable differences in problem-solving strategies between gifted and non-gifted children

Klein, E.F. (2017) Problem-solving strategies and giftedness : a study into observable differences in problem-solving strategies between gifted and non-gifted children.

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Abstract:Research shows differences in several problem-solving skills between gifted and regular students. This study investigated whether a clear distinction could be made between gifted and regular children by observing the actions performed while solving a problem. 25 regular and 22 gifted primary school students were given the same problem from the game ‘laser maze’. Gifted children showed more investigative behaviour before having to solve a problem which was directly related to finding the solution faster. No other difference between gifted and regular children was found. Using a Latent Class Analysis (LCA), the results showed a difference between behaviourally active and behaviourally passive students. More research into different problem-solving styles is suggested. Time spent planning showed no difference between groups and more research into the concept of planning and how to measure it is suggested.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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1993, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73508
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