Project details


Achievement motivation of intellectually gifted learners with dyslexia – basic determinants and transformations in the period of adolescence and early adulthood

Project Identification:GAP407/11/1272
Project Period:1/2011 - 12/2014
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Social Studies
MU Investigator:Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D.
Project Team Member:PhDr. Ivana Poledňová, CSc.
Field:AM - Pedagogy and education (A - Social sciences)
AN - Psychology (A - Social sciences)
Keywords:Highly gifted students, dyslexia, achievement motivation

The proposed research deals with the issue of extraordinarily gifted adolescents and young adults with a simultaneous learning disability, dyslexia. According to the contemporary foreign state of knowledge, it is this population of the extraordinarily gifted that has been for a long time in a considerably disadvantaged learning position very often preventing them from being successful not only at school but especially in their lives. The research intends to examine a network of factors affecting academic motivation of these students. The main aim of the project is to examine the key variables that can be held significantly responsible for the condition when these students’ achievement motivation is reduced; when these gifted learners are academically underrated; when their potential is not developed and when they are excluded from educational and social structures even before they can make use of their abilities. It is a serious situation that can have critical social and economic consequences both for these students and the whole society. At the same time, the project wants to map also those factors that can, on the contrary, lead to an increased motivation in this specific population of learners.