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Required Prompt: Assessment of Knowledge of Gifted Learners

April13

Having taken this a second time at the end of the course, I can say that many answers changed for me.

I was very wishy-washy and unsure at the outset… not so much about the philosophy-type questions, but about service delivery and some of the characteristics of gifted children. It simply took my being exposed to those subjects for me to be able to decide whether or not I agreed or disagreed with the statement. Also, many of my answers moved from relatively sure to absolutely sure about how I felt on a given statement. For a comparison, here are my answers pre- and post-class:

  1. 2…1
  2. 1…1
  3. 3…1
  4. 4…5
  5. 3…5
  6. 2…1
  7. 2…1
  8. 1…1
  9. 2…1
  10. 3…1
  11. 2…1
  12. 3…1
  13. 2…2
  14. 1…1
  15. 2…1
  16. 2…2
  17. 3…1
  18. 3…1
  19. 2…1
  20. 2…1
  21. 3…1
  22. 4…1
  23. 1…1
  24. 4…1
  25. 2…1
  26. 2…1
  27. 2…1

A couple of answers I ended up doing a 180 on, but mostly I either moved from “I have no idea” to “yes!” or “no!” or simply more firmly agreed or disagreed with my initial thoughts. I guess the good news is that I’m not unsure about anything anymore. I can actually give an explanation as to why I feel the way I do and either back it up with research or a really impassioned speech!

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One Comment to

“Required Prompt: Assessment of Knowledge of Gifted Learners”

  1. Avatar April 20th, 2014 at 5:16 pm Laurie Abeel Says:

    “I can actually give an explanation as to why I feel the way I do and either back it up with research or a really impassioned speech!”
    — Great! But I did want that explanation to go with this too…


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