Perceptions of Gifted Students Towards Distance Education in the Covid-19 Pandemic


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Türksoy E., Karabulut R.

TALENT, vol.10, no.2, pp.176-189, 2021 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : TALENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-189

Abstract

Epidemics have been seen to be effective in decision making processes of social structures and governments during the course of the Covid-19 epidemic, a global epidemic in 2020. In this process, countries had to make changes in their education policies and decided to continue the formal education process via distance education. The Turkish Ministry of Education has decided to implement this process through the education information network (EBA) training module. The decision covers elementary, middle, and high school levels. No module or training has been provided on EBA for students who have been diagnosed as gifted. This research aims to describe the impact of distance education, which is formed by a deceleration of formal education during the Covid-19 process, on gifted children. The research is patterned by the basic qualitative research method. Among the purposeful sampling methods, criteria sampling and snowball sampling methods were used as base while determining the participants. The research participants consist of the parents of the elementary school students who were diagnosed with superior ability and are present in formal education. Research data were collected by structured interview form. The data obtained were analyzed descriptively. Although the findings of the study indicate that the formal education process is more efficient, it has been observed that the curfew affects the students the most negatively. There are also views supporting that the process is beneficial in terms of socialization and self-development. Other findings are included in the research findings Key Words: Covid-19, online education, EBA, distance education, gifted students.