Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(9), pp. 1917 - 1925
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070910
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A Proposed Model for Understanding and Supporting Creativity and Mathematical Talent Development


Majed Wadaani *
College of Education, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT

Research on education has been focused on creativity and talent development in order to better understand underlying concepts and suggest teaching practices that lead students to a higher level for best utilization of their potentials. Giftedness in mathematics is a major focus for many researchers because of the importance of mathematics in scientific development and innovation. Creativity, on the other hand, is considered not only as a major component of giftedness, but also as the essence of mathematics that should be fostered for all students. This research study further analyzed creativity and giftedness in mathematics, and synthesized rational support of a proposed model to better understand and support creativity and mathematical talent development in general education schools; it also discussed preliminary requirements for effective use of the proposed model based on teachers' perspectives. The major purpose is to contribute to enhancing school trends toward nurturing creativity for all students and meeting the needs of gifted mathematics students, utilizing broad conceptions of creativity and giftedness, and internalizing positive beliefs about student capability for success in mathematics.

KEYWORDS
Creativity, Mathematics Education, Gifted Education, Talent Development

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Majed Wadaani . "A Proposed Model for Understanding and Supporting Creativity and Mathematical Talent Development." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.9 (2019) 1917 - 1925. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070910.