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Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education

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On the Issue of Teachers’ Professional Training for Working with Gifted Children 166

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Shumakova N.B.
Doctor of Psychology, Leading Research Associate, Psychology of Giftedness Department, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2843-6055
e-mail: n_shumakova@mail.ru

Abstract
The work is aimed at analyzing the problems of training psychological and pedagogical personnel for working with gifted children in our country and abroad. Three interrelated issues are discussed: 1) what professional competencies are necessary for effective work in the field of education of gifted and talented children, 2) which of them are absent in modern teachers, and 3) how to ensure their formation. A weak link in the preparation of teachers to work with gifted children is highlighted and deficit competencies are identified — a modern scientific understanding of the phenomenon of giftedness, its nature, a variety of manifestations and types, as well as the ability to identify (identify) gifted children, assess their creative potential. The necessity of searching for new, effective ways of “reorienting the dominant stereotypes” and the development of productive ideas of teachers about gifted students and ways of working with them is substantiated. The results of testing the training for the development of productive ideas about the creative manifestations of primary schoolchildren and adolescents and the teacher’s ability to identify the creative potential of students are presented, its effectiveness is shown.

Keywords: gifted children, training of psychological and pedagogical personnel, implicit ideas about giftedness, deficit competencies

Column: Professional Training of Specialists to Work with Different Categories of Children

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/bppe.2020170209

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