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Extending an emotionally gifted child's expression of empathy through developmental bibliotherapy

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by J Paton, Bruce KnightBruce Knight, Julie DunnJulie Dunn
Developmental Bibliotherapy has been used to develop gifted students' and adults' understanding and expression of self-awareness and empathy. Researchers have failed, however, to implement the process of Developmental Bibliotherapy with participants below the age of nine years. The child participant involved in this study was a six-year-old gifted student. The purpose of the study was to investigate the process of Developmental Bibliotherapy as an effective intervention to focus the participant on her emotions, assist her to express these emotions and overcome her troubling issue of a current empathetic concern. The study provided qualitative data showing that when an emotionally gifted child with an empathetic concern participated in the process of Developmental Bibliotherapy she displayed an increased ability to express the emotion of Empathy.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

21

Issue

3

Start Page

9

End Page

14

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

0815-8150

Location

Armidale

Publisher

UNE

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

TalentEd.