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2.6.9 An innovative pedagogic model that integrates scientific enrichment with intra-inter personal dimension to promote fulfillment of the potential of gifted students

Scholars have realised for a long time that giftedness by itself is no guarantee for success and fulfilment of early personal potential in adulthood. The main question is how school education may contribute to gifted youngsters to transform their early potential into exceptional achievements in the future. The Weizmann Institute Alpha program is based on Gagné (1993) which emphasises the integration of intrapersonal and environmental catalysts into learning processes with the aim to drive talent development. We added the interpersonal dimension (collaborating, communicating, expressing idea) which will in turn influence the intrapersonal dimension, especially self-esteem, self-confidence, and increase motivation.

Author(s):

Dr. Orni Meerbaum-Salant
orni.meerbaum-salant@weizmann.ac.il
The Davidson Institute of Science Education, The Weizmann Institute of science
Israel

Orni Meerbaum Salant received her Ph.D. degree in Science Teaching from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She is currently the director of gifted and high talented programs in the Davidson Institute of Science Education in the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is also a member of three program committees of computer science education: WiPSCE, CTE and ICER. Her primary research interests are mentoring high school software projects and declarative knowledge formalization in Scratch programming, students' conceptualization of computer science, their problem solving approaches and abstraction skills, and gifted and high talented students.

Dr. bruria haberman*
bruria.haberman@weizmann.ac.il
Holon Institute of technology of Israel and Davidson institute of science
Israel

Bruria Haberman received her Ph.D. degree in Science Teaching from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Holon Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the computer science team in the Davidson Institute of Science Education in the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she initiated the CS, Academia & Industry program for talented high school students, and the Beaver Contest on Informatics. Her primary research interests are declarative knowledge formalization in locic programming, students' conceptualization of computer science, their problem solving approaches and abstarction skills.

Sarah Pollack*

Education: 2007-2013: Ph.D, Department of Education in Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1998-2001: M.A in the department of Science Teaching, Weizmann institute

1994-1997: B.Sc. in Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

 

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