Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
The Effects of Enrichment Programme on Achievement of Gifted and Talented Students
Nur Nadiah Lani, Noriah Mohd Ishak, Noorlin Maaulot
Enrichment is one of the methods used in the teaching and learning of gifted and talented students. This method offers an opportunity for the gifted and talented students to deepen their knowledge beyond the curriculum provided and develop their abilities in lifelong learning. The purpose of this paper is to explore the academic achievements of gifted and talented students who attended the School Holiday Camp Programme (PPCS) organized by GENIUS@Pintar National Centre, The National University of Malaysia. The study was conducted on 48 students aged between 10 to 12 years old who attended the Logical Reasoning course. Data was obtained from the pre- and post-testing taken by the students during PPCS activities. The data was then analysed to make a comparison of the pre- and post-Logical Reasoning course scores using SPSS software. Findings suggest that there was an improvement in terms of students’ academic achievement from before and after attending the camp. The study also found that there was no academic achievement differences among the students based on gender. Some implication of enrichment methods for gifted and talented students will also be discussed in this paper
Keywords: Enrichment, Gifted and Talented, Mathematics, Gender Difference.