Assessing the extent to which changes in the cognitive and emotional needs of gifted students are met in light of the Corona Virus pandemic

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Rommel Mahmoud AlAli

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Experts agree that gifted students have unique cognitive and emotional needs which are very important. Therefore,n cognitive and emotional learning should be included in the curriculum. In view of the current circumstances of the Corona virus pandemic, and the transformation of education into distance learning, consequent changes have occurred in cognitive and emotional needs of gifted students. Hence, this study aims to identify the changes of cognitive and emotional needs of these
students. In addition to this, this study will also assess the extent to which changes in cognitive and emotional needs of gifted students are met. A quantitative survey approach is used in this study. Psychometric properties of the instrument using Rasch Model Analysis were verified on gifted students in high school. The findings showed that the mean of cognitive and emotional dimensions indicated medium assessment level. The level of assessment of meeting the changes in cognitive and
emotional needs is in favor of females and scientific branch. Finally, the study recommended the development of an effectiveemotional and cognitive curriculum, a professional development for gifted teachers and leaders, and a cooperation partnership between parents, schools and gifted students, in order to identify the needs of gifted students and their continuous changes

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