Yeah, I know the type. Implicit theories in gifted education
‘So, you’re gifted?!’ How would you respond if you were to be addressed in this manner? Would you feel proud or shy? This will probably depend on your perception of the implicit message in the question. Research shows us that implicit theories can contain dysfunctional beliefs about one’s behaviour and potential. These beliefs can influence the self-regulated learning of a learner; they influence the sense of self-efficacy, motivation and the testing of new strategies. Lianne Hoogeveen will discuss research (i.e. research she is currently conducting in cooperation with others) on the effects of self-theories in relation to giftedness.