Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(9), pp. 2039 - 2048
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040914
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Evaluation of Gifted and Talented Students' Reflective Thinking in Visual Arts Course


Mehmet Ali Genç *
Division of Art Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The use of higher order thinking skills is necessary for the education of gifted and talented students in order to ensure that these students, who have development potential compared to their peers, use their capacities at maximum level. This study aims to present gifted and talented students' reflective thinking skills, one of the higher order thinking skills, in visual arts education. The study examines reflective thinking skills of gifted and talented students in a literature-assisted visual arts activity. The study adopts a qualitative approach and quasi-experimental design. The sample of the study consists of 12 students receiving education in the third grade. According to findings of the present study which uses teacher and student interview forms as data collection tools, the study concludes that students have demonstrated reflective thinking skills in the aspects of questioning, reasoning, and evaluation during the activity.

KEYWORDS
Reflective Thinking, Giftedness, Gifted and Talented Student

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Mehmet Ali Genç , "Evaluation of Gifted and Talented Students' Reflective Thinking in Visual Arts Course," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 9, pp. 2039 - 2048, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040914.

(b). APA Format:
Mehmet Ali Genç , (2016). Evaluation of Gifted and Talented Students' Reflective Thinking in Visual Arts Course. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(9), 2039 - 2048. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040914.