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Mobilizing Motivation in Underachieving Gifted Children: a Self-Determination Theory Perspective

Friday, November 10
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 219 B

Parents of gifted students are often puzzled, frustrated, and disappointed when their children underachieve. However, giftedness does not guarantee a clear path to straight A’s: motivation is required. Self-determination theory’s conceptualization of motivation has applications to academic achievement. SDT emphasizes that social-environmental climates created by parents can support or thwart students’ academic motivation. When certain psychological needs are met, intrinsic motivation can be facilitated in students. In this session, a teacher educator and parent, along with a counselor of the gifted, discuss the role parents have on academic motivation and offer strategies for mobilizing motivation in underachieving gifted children.

Jodi L. Peebles

Faculty
University of Alberta

Dr. Jodi Peebles is an instructor of educational psychology with the University of Alberta. She holds a Doctoral degree from the University of Calgary in the area of inclusive education. Her research interests include teacher education, inclusive education, gifted education and the social/emotional needs of children who are gifted.

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Sal Mendaglio

Professor
University of Calgary

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