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Bright Child vs. Gifted Child

Source: Janice Szabos, ChallengeMagazine, 1989, Issue 34 Tennessee Association for the Gifted:
Note the Difference...

Bright Child vs. Gifted Learner
Knows the answers   Asks the questions
Is interested   Is highly curious
Is attentive   Is mentally and physiclly involved
Has good ideas   Has wild, silly ideas
Works hard   Plays around, yet tests well
Answers the questions   Discusses in detail, elaborates
Top group   Beyond the group
Listens with interest   Shows strong feeling and opinions
Learns with ease   Already knows
6-8 repetitions for mastery   1-2 repetitions for mastery
Understands ideas   Constructs abstractions
Enjoys peers   Prefers adults
Grasps the meaning   Draws inferences
Completes assignments   Initiates projects
Is receptive   Is intense
Copies accurately   Creates a new design
Enjoys school   Enjoys learning
Absorbs information   Manipulates information
Technician   Inventor
Good memorizer   Good guesser
Enjoys sequential presentation   Thrives on complexity
Is alert   Is keenly observant
Is pleased with own learning   Is highly self-critical