Teacher’s perspective on learning environments for gifted underachievers

Saemah Rahman, Jamaliah Ijak

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Teachers play an important role in the teaching and learning process. This study aims to investigate the views of teachers on the environment that can help gifted underachievers to maximize their learning potential. A qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews that involved five experienced teachers who had experience teaching gifted students for more than 15 years. The study found that teachers expressed concern in providing an appropriate learning environment to meet the needs of gifted underachiever students. Six themes emerged, including the four components of the learning environment namely, student-centered, knowledge centered, community centered and assessment centered. Another theme is the importance of goal setting and the enculturation of positive school culture. The characteristic of each theme was discussed in relations to how it can help the gifted underachiever students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2455-2458
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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Teacher’s perspective on learning environments for gifted underachievers. / Rahman, Saemah; Ijak, Jamaliah.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 21, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 2455-2458.

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