|A BRIGHT CHILD:
*Knows the answers.
*Has good ideas.
*Answers the questions.
*Listens with interest.
*Learns with ease.
*Six to eight repetitions for mastery.
*Grasps the meaning.
*Enjoys straightforward sequential presentation.
*Is pleased with own learning.
|A GIFTED LEARNER:
*Asks the questions.
*Is highly curious
*Is mentally and physically involved.
*Has wild, silly ideas.
*Plays around, yet tests well.
*Discusses in detail, elaborates.
*Beyond the group.
*Shows strong feeling and opinions.
*One to two repetitions for mastery.
*Creates a new design.
*Thrives on complexity.
*Is keenly observant.
*Is highly self critical.
Characteristics of a Gifted Child
Bright children are often capable of handling a great deal of work at high levels. The gifted learner, however, goes beyond expectations in surprising ways. They make connections that may not be obvious, and deal with problems creativly and inventivly. Because their gifts may not be consistent in all areas, they may also be difficult to identify easily.
Gifted children and youth possess high potential and/ or ability for which the students’ learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, is evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability.
Below offers a comparison of the bright child vs. the gifted learner presented by Janice Szabos in Challenge Magazine, as a guideline:
For more further understanding, please read the article The "Bright Child" vs. the "Gifted Learner": What's the Difference?