From giftedness to talent: A developmental model and its impact on the language of the field

  title={From giftedness to talent: A developmental model and its impact on the language of the field},
  author={Françoys Gagn{\'e}},
  journal={Roeper Review},
  • F. Gagné
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • Education
  • Roeper Review
The present text addresses the laxity in terminology that afflicts our field, especially the definitions of our two central constructs: giftedness and talent. A differentiated model is proposed, based on a distinction between two types of abilities, natural abilities and systematically developed skills, labeled respectively gifts (or aptitudes) and talents. Both types of abilities are clearly described and exemplified. The model also specifies the developmental relationship between these two… 
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