Vesna Stojanovska: DEVELOPING CREATIVITY AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATION AMONG GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN

Abstract
 
The primary objective of this paper is to promote and encourage creativity among gifted students.
It is important to know that high levels of intelligence and other signs of talent are not at the same time indicators of creative behavior (Stein, 1968; Wallach, 1971). However, many gifted children have the necessary „ingredients“ to become highly creative individuals and to contribute to any of artistic or scientific fields.
If these gifted students are ready to realize their creative potential, special attention should be paid to the fostering and sustaining of intrinsic motivation.
Creativity is not a vacuum state. Empirical research in this area show a direct relationship between motivational orientation for a given task and likely to show creativity for the same task, and environment is that it has a part in shaping the motivational orientation. Talents can be nurtured and encouraged only if the conditions for it are good and appropriate.