The article explored the differences and similarities between gifted and average students in terms of school performance, motivation, and subjective well-being. Bergold et al. (2020) used non-verbal tests to measure students’ cognitive abilities and also used a sample with more cultural diversity than previous studies. The researchers conclude that the only differences identified were “the gifted students were more highly motivated and achieved better in math than their average-ability counterparts” (Bergold et al., 2020, p. 298). Thus, the article concludes that to avoid negative social effects, these features should not be specially emphasized at school.
Other research, on the contrary, identifies significant differences between gifted and non-gifted students in terms of cognitive capacity. Rocha et al. (2020) underline that “in the context of an inclusive school and education, students with such characteristics and abilities justify differentiated pedagogical practices” (p. 1405). Thus, the researchers suggest that educators focus on the differences between gifted and non-gifted students at school. However, the article does not consider the impact of this approach on the well-being and social interaction of students.
The article offers an overview of the findings on the association between children watching cooking shows and developing healthy eating habits. The researchers conclude that exposure of school-aged children to TV programs and videos that promote healthy eating leads to the development of healthy habits. This factor is explained by the fact that television and the behavior of people shown in it act as role models for children. The researchers conclude that healthy eating culinary programs can be integrated into school curricula.
Other researchers offer a broader view of the role of television in the development of children and their cognitive abilities. Aishworiya et al. (2019) underline that TV exposure in infancy leads to worse cognitive development in childhood. The researchers note that parental education regarding TV exposure is critically important for pediatricians. Thus, the article identifies the need for caution and awareness in the integration of television in the development of children.