Assessing visual arts talents of Hong Kong Chinese gifted students: The development of the impossible figures task
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AbstractThe Impossible Figures Task (IFT-28), which consistedof 28 possible and impossible figures assembled for brief exposure and recognition, was completed by 297 Hong Kong Chinese gifted students. Expert judges (N = 2) rated these students'drawing abilities based on their performance on 2 drawing tasks adapted from Clark's Drawing Abilities Test (Clark, 1989). The IFT-28 scores correlated substantially and significantly with expert ratings of drawing abilities and with mental rotation test scores. IFT-28 also was found to be sensitive to age effect. The conjecture that IFT-28 scores could reflect drawing abilities and possibly indicate visual arts talents was generally supported even when the effects of age and general spatial ability were controlled for in partial correlation analyses. A brief version (IFT-9) based on retaining 9figures that discriminated students with high drawing abilities from those with low drawing abilities was suggested as a possibly more sensitive measure for screening students with talents in visual ans. Copyright ©2008 Prufrock Press Inc.
All Author(s) ListChan D.W.
Journal nameJournal for the Education of the Gifted
Year2008
Month3
Day1
Volume Number31
Issue Number3
PublisherPrufrock Press Inc.
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages364 - 384
ISSN0162-3532
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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