Child genius is a child who has a remarkable level of intelligence. Intelligence itself is a mental ability that carried since birth to adapt to the environment and solve problems.
In the world of educational psychology, there are some terminology used to describe a child genius, among other genius children, gifted children, exceptional gifted children, hoogbegaafd, talented children, bright children, high ability, superior, supernormal.
Psychologists said the boy’s genius can be measured by IQ tests. Children who have an IQ over 140 new worth mentioning as a child genius.
At least there are three approaches to educate a child genius, each of which is the approach of enrichment, acceleration approach, and the grouping approach.
Enrichment approach taken with providing additional learning opportunities and facilities that are vertical (intensive, depth) and horizontal (extensive, expansion). Enrichment is given after a child genius who completed the task given to him and the students in his class.
Practice later, the child genius who became elementary students can be given the task library, free learning, studying a particular case, and so forth.
Acceleration approach can be taken to allow a child genius completed the regular program prematurely. Practice later became a child genius who can take a class of elementary students in jumping, the next grade before the end of the year arrived, or concurrent class instance in the class II and class III or IV and V as well.
Clustering approach can be taken by grouping children genius together and receive a special study. Practice later, genius children may be grouped into a school or special school, or into a special class in an elementary school, or still mingle with other students but scheduled a special meeting.
The success of educating a child genius at least two factors is determined that can not be separated each other: a companion teacher and classroom management.
In relation to the implementation of education programs genius in the city of Yogyakarta, it looks like the teacher education office has prepared a special companion. If true, this is a strategic step to realize the program: the article, look for a teacher assistant child’s special genius is not an easy job.
A teacher or teacher assistant child genius special companion in addition to be creative and intelligent are also required to have experience of educating a child smart and / or a child genius. Later practice, not just elementary school teachers can assist pupils who genius. On the other hand, a special assistant teacher at the elementary school child genius made possible in part it is not elementary school teacher.
The second factor related to classroom management that could potentially be a complicated matter to manage a child genius. If in one class in elementary school there were four children later genius, for example, never imagined that four children have potential, desires, interests and abilities are equal. It could be that one child wants to east, while the other three wanted to go west, north, and south.
Education Office Yogyakarta informed that genius children’s education will be conducted in an inclusive. That is, the genius children will be assimilated into one with the other students.
It should be remembered that educating children in inclusive genius (blend) is no easier than the exclusive (special) for all treatment of a child genius should consider the treatment of other students: a matter of time, about the place, about the atmosphere, about the matter, and so forth.
We pray for the child genius of education will be successful and beneficial to us.