Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This paper explores the implications of a Biblical worldview on gifted students' motivation and uses this Biblical worldview as a framework to evaluate classroom constructs, such as high level questions, promotion of learning as hard work, cooperative learning, Theory of Multiple Intelligences, RtI (Response to Intervention), and student choice, that are known to influence gifted students' motivation. Teacher personalities and tendencies, as well as students' family relationships, early learning and stimulation, personal characteristics, and emotional state are also discussed in relation to gifted students' motivation and achievement. A review of the relevant literature was conducted to ascertain the relationship of these key factors to gifted students' motivation. Implications for Christian teachers' classroom practice are discussed.
Zonnefeld, Sharon Reitsma, "Gifted Students: What Motivates Them" (2011). Master of Education Program Theses. 7.