Effect of Bibliotherapeutic Approach on Problem-Solving Skills of Gifted/Talented Students
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AbstractThis study determined the effect ofchildren's literature texts addressed through bibliotherapy method on one ofthe superior thinking skills, the problem solving skill, of the gifted/talentedstudents. Gifted/talented students show different development characteristicscompared to their peers. This requiressupporting those students and ensuring their improvement. This study aims tointroduce the bibliotherapeutic approach, and to transform the children'sliterature texts selected taking into account the characteristics of gifted/talentedstudents into a model, and to identify the effect of this model on theproblem-solving skills of gifted/talented students. Among the quantitativeresearch methods, the study used pretest-posttest uncontrolledsemi-experimental model - since there was only one analysis group in the study.The study group consists of Science and Arts Center students diagnosed asgifted/talented. Since this research constitutes an experimental study, a studygroup was identified rather than a study population and sample. Aproblem-solving skill scale was used to evaluate the problem solving skills ofgifted/talented students. The research findings showed that, in conclusion ofthe application, there occurred an increase in problem-solving skill levels ofthe gifted/talented children in the study group.