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    A study of the effects of Jungian types on mathematics achievement of private high school girls in North Sydney
    (1993-09) ;
    Hotchkis, Greg
    This study investigated the effects of general personality attributes of extraversion and introversion, and mental functions of sensing, intuition, thinking and feeling on mathematics achievement of private high school girls in North Sydney via the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (Form G). Results of two independent t-tests showed that extraverted girls had significantly lower mean mathematics scores than introverts. Subjects who preferred judgmental processes were found to have significantly higher mean mathematics scores than those who preferred ·perceptive processes. Further analysis using two 2x2 ANOVAs for modes of perception (sensing-intuition) and judgment (thinking/feeling) yielded a significant thinking-feeling main effect for perceptive subjects. There was no significant results for judgmental subjects. No interaction effect was reported in both cases. Stepwise regression of all independent variables on mathematics scores in the final analysis indicated that only 14% of mathematics performance could be explained by the subjects' perceptiveness of the outer world.
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    Identifying additional selection criteria for training teachers of the gifted
    (1995-08)
    Quah, May Ling
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    This study seeks to identify personality characteristics including intellectual inclination, personality and creative-thinking ability of a group of graduate student teachers who, on their own volition, opted to take an initialization course in Gifted Education as one of the electives leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education-Secondary (PGDE-S) at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. The control group consisted of PGDE-S student teachers who chose another elective. Personality attributes of the subjects, like extraversion-introversion, sensing-thinking, thinking-feeling and judgment-perception, were captured using the "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Form G)", while the degree of creative thinking was assessed using the "How Do You Think?" inventory. Results of two independent tests indicated that the mean creative thinking score and the mean overall results for the experimental group were significantly higher than the controls. Also, more subjects in the experimental group were extraverted, intuitive and thinking. This study serves as a prototype for the systematic identification of graduate student teachers to teach the academically gifted in Singapore.
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    Self-knowledge education: Educating gifted children in Singapore on their hemispheric functioning
    (2001-12) ;
    Quah, May Ling
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    Ridzuan Abdul Rahim
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    Rasanayagam, L. J.
    With the advent of a new millennium, new forms of education are needed to meet the exigencies of the times. This paper proposes to include human education, specifically the education on self-knowledge, in the school curriculum as a catalyst to speed up the development of gifts and talents and hence the realisation of human potential. The entire series of self- knowledge lessons include knowledge of the gifted pupil’s character composition, brain functioning preferences and intellectual attributes, moral and volitional attributes, social abilities, and other personal and interpersonal skills. A total of 497 Primary 5 pupils in nine schools hosting the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in Singapore were taught a series of self-knowledge lessons over a one-year period. This paper will discuss the profiles of the gifted pupils in terms of their preferred hemispheric functioning and how such awareness could enhance their academic performance.
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    Human education: Educating gifted children in Singapore on self-knowledge
    (2001-02) ;
    Quah, May Ling
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    Ridzuan Abdul Rahim
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    Rasanayagam, L. J.
    Since time immemorial, education has facilitated the development of civilisation and progress with the teaching of scientific and literary knowledge in schools. As the human race becomes more and more globalised, new forms of education are needed to meet the exigencies of the times. This paper proposes to include human education, specifically the education on self-knowledge, in the school curriculum as a catalyst to speed up the development of gifts and talents and hence the realisation of human potential. A total of 497 Primary 5 pupils in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in Singapore were taught a series of self-knowledge lessons. These lessons included instruction on the character make-up, intellectual functioning, volitional attributes, social abilities, and other personal skills.
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    The relationship between perception and academic achievement of teenage pupils in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in Singapore
    (1996-11) ;
    Quah, May Ling
    This study hypothesizes that intellectually gifted adolescents in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in Singapore who had greater preference for perception would tend to perform less well academically owing to an inability to focus and a tendency to be easily distracted by elements in the classroom environment. Subjects were all secondary one GEP pupils in three independent schools (N=239). Academic performance was captured in terms of overall end-of-year examination results. Results of linear regression indicate a significant but negative correlation between academic achievement and perception scores. Implications of the study, together with contributions from teachers of the subjects, are discussed with respect to the perceptive trait of the gifted pupils.
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