Identifying talent and improving ways of working with gifted children in kindergarten

Authors

  • Mersiha Kolcakovic Faculty of social sciences, Herzegovina University

Keywords:

giftedness, potentially gifted child, kindergarten

Abstract

We believe that the preschool period is key to encouraging the development of all existing potentials in children, and proper detection and multiple stimulation can develop more intensively and express the child’s talent best in the preschool development period. The crucial role in this is played by the family, but also by the educational institutions in which children spend a large part of their time. Therefore, the role of the pedagogue as a professional associate in the educational institution for the proper detection of gifted children, and the design, guidance and interpretation of ways and effects of working with them is very important. The topic of this professional paper is the recognition of giftedness in kindergarten, a look at pedagogical practice and ways of working with potentially gifted children in some preschool institutions in the Sarajevo Canton. The paper briefly presents the theoretical framework, necessary for understanding the topic and the concept of giftedness, as well as other related concepts and definitions. In order to determine how to identify gifted children in one of the kindergartens in the Sarajevo Canton, a potentially gifted four-year-old V.Z. was identified and monitored. from Sarajevo through a case study.

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Published

25.10.2021

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