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Change in the Conception of Giftedness in the Development of Cultures 167
Agn Brandišauskien Change in the Conception of Giftedness in the Development of Cultures Abstract: The article analyses conceptions of giftedness in different cultures and the links between the cultures and the nature, contents and the spheres of mani- festation of giftedness are sought. A static change in the conception of gifted- ness into the dynamic and multi-aspect one is substantiated. The following pecu- liarity of modern conceptions of giftedness in post-modernistic culture is re- vealed: understanding giftedness as multiple nature of this phenomenon. The need for multicultural co-operation while integrating the contents of a certain culture into a general process of educating gifted pupils is met. Key words: culture, giftedness*, abilities, capabilities, intelligence, multicultur- ology. Introduction: Culture and an individual are two inseparable phenomena, which interact with one another but which are not identical. The connection between them reveals itself in the process of education too, where, on the one hand, it is recognised that an individual is the highest value and it is sought to create condi- tions for the development of individuality in a cultural space, on the other hand, the individual itself creates that culture, cherishes and changes it, being, accord- ing to Meil Lukšien (2000), not only its object but also its subject. Throughout the period of post-modernism the definition of these two phenomena is poly- semantic depending on the researchers’ attitudes and the objectives they pursue. The present articles is based on the definition of culture presented by A. Andri- jauskas (2003), which...
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