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THE GAME PREFERENCES OF GIFTED CHILDREN


Play, which is an old and universal phenomenon, keeps an important place in children's life. Play is a significant and functional tool in terms of supporting the development of gifted children as well as normal developing children. Gifted students who develop rapidly from their peers in terms of cognitive characteristics have above-average ability, creativity and task commitment and apply these three into one or more fields by combining them. This research aimed to determine the types of games, which gifted children prefer to play. The 'case study' pattern, out of the qualitative research patterns, was preferred. The data were obtained through phone interviews with 20 students attending Science and Art Centers in Turkey during the 2019-2020 academic year. After analyzing and interpreting the data using content analysis technique, it was determined that gifted children prefer playing games such as chess and lego, which develop their creativity and thinking skills.


Keywords


Game, Gifted Children, Development

Author : Nisa Gökden KAYA
Number of pages: 193-203
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/diyalektolog.45602
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