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Gifted are lifted higher : an exploration of the development of higher order thinking skills of gifted students playing strategy games

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Sandra Herbert, R Pierce
Strategy games can provide an opportunity to develop higher order thinking skills in students gifted in mathematics. Extending and engaging gifted students is a demanding task. This paper reports on a twelve-week project undertaken with a group of nine gifted lower secondary school students. These students played and analysed five traditional strategy games. Following this experience, they were asked to create a challenging strategy game of their own. This paper discusses the rationale for the use of traditional strategy games, outlines the methodology employed, explains the selection of specific games and describes the observed improvement in students' higher order thinking skills.

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TalentEd

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22

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22 - 30

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Armidale, N.S.W.

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  • Yes

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0815-8150

Language

eng

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C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2004, The Authors

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