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Underachieving Gifted Students: A Social Cognitive Model

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About the Course:

This course is based on a research study designed to analyze the relationships between underachievement in gifted students and a number of cognitive and social variables. The children studied were in grades 6-9 and were identified as intellectually gifted by their school district. Students identified as gifted learning disabled were excluded from the study.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Underachieving Gifted Students: A Social Cognitive Model created by Clemons, Trudy L.

Publication Date:

April 2008

Course Material Author

Clemons, Trudy L.
University of Virginia. Written for the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Clemons, Trudy L. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care and educational professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the social and cognitive factors that affect achievement in some gifted students. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify concepts of giftedness and theories of underachievement and motivation found in reviewed literature.
  2. Explain the methodology and procedures used in the course study.
  3. Interpret and evaluate the results presented and the implications they suggest.
  4. Summarize the main implications of the final model presented and interpret conclusions offered.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101526
5 CE credit hours
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