Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Scott Barry Kaufman: Those with gifted curiosity are gifted in their own right. Students with gifted curiosity outperformed their peers on a wide range of educational outcomes, including math and reading, SAT scores, and college attainment. According to ratings from teachers, the motivationally gifted students worked harder and learned more. These findings have deep implications for gifted-and-talented education, as well as for education more generally.

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