How School Affords Students’ Talent Development: An Autoethnography Study

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This research was examining the dynamic flow through exploring the relationship between the affordance and the effectiveness, and the outcome of this transaction. In the study, autoethnography is adopted as the research method. The researcher adopted the ecological (person-in-situation) view and investigate on how various social and physical factors influence individuals’ potential to engage talented transactions, and how individuals develop this potential through transactions with the social and physical features of the environment.The research found the school context played an important role on students’ talent development. Not only physical environment but also social environment could promote successful talent transactions. In addition, affordance which the context offers should combine with the effectivity which are behaviors that a student can produce so as to actualize possibilities of action in order to help students realize their maximum potential.The researcher also addressed school should remove the systemic barrier in our education and provide various learning opportunities to afford student’s talent transaction. The value of gifted education does not mean to give exclusive education to certain students, but to treat each child with a gifted vision and inspire each child in a way that maximizes their strengths.



才能發展, 交易互動派典, 生態觀點, 環境可賦予性, 有效能力, talent development, transaction paradigm, ecological (person-in-situation) view, affordance, effectivity