NCA has developed talent and creativity standards after extensive study and review of scientific literature and international standards and tools in the field of identifying talented and creative, so as to be compatible with the latest scientific developments and at the same time suitable for the Arab environment in general, and the Saudi one in particular.
Community: All students of general education classes, from the third primary grade to the third secondary grade of all schools in the Kingdom
Target group: Classes (third grade - sixth grade - ninth grade)
|Preliminary nomination form for male and female students who have promising talents and creativity.||Characteristics of mental flexibility, mathematical and scientific reasoning and reading comprehension, and some attributes of abilities and non-mental skills (such as: motivation and self-confidence...etc.|
|Multiple Mental Process scale (Talent scale)||اMental flexibility - Mathematical and spatial reasoning - Scientific and mechanical reasoning - Linguistic reasoning and reading comprehension.|
|Creativity scale (Talent Measure for Creativity)|||
A test that measures the following components of creativity: originality, fluency, flexibility, sensitivity to problems, perception of details
Multiple Mental Process scale (scale of Talent):
The scale has four dimensions:
The first dimension (Mental flexibility): The ability to produce diverse ideas, direct thinking to visualize what is the opposite of what exists, directing and linking areas of use and changing and diversifying ways of dealing with things and situations according to their nature. This can be achieved through analyzing the difficulties into factors that can be identified and used in finding solutions.
The second dimension (Mathematical and spatial reasoning) includes:
Mathematical reasoningThe use of mathematical skills and logical thinking to reach solutions or results through specific strategies.
(Spatial reasoningThis is the pictorial ability to find a logical relationship between the forms, whether in terms of change, similarity, congruence, difference, folding or counting.
Third dimension (Scientific and Mechanical Reasoning)Includes:
Scientific reasoning is the ability to use available data and facts in a sense, experience and logic to obtain information from data and facts that have not been tried before, to build natural objects and to visualize their past and future, as well as the ability to process logical reasoning based on evidence-based extrapolation.
Mechanical reasoning is the ability to use principles and concepts in natural sciences to understand and solve different phenomena, such as light, sound, electricity, magnet, motion, diverse forces, pressure, heat, properties of materials, and gases.
The fourth dimension (Linguistic reasoning and reading comprehension) Includes:
It is the ability to use language to reach a conclusion by processing available information and facts according to specific logical rules and procedures.
It is the ability to apply grammar, and use it in dealing with readable content.
The benefits of the scale in the educational process in the Kingdom
- The focus on human factor.
- Participating strongly in global competitions.
- Raising the spirit of competition among students.
- Ensure competitive entry into the so-called knowledge economy.
- Breaking the psychological fears of parents.
- Disseminating interest in the Kingdom's talented and creative people.
- Create different learning environments (breaking the deadlock and monotony).
- Promote and accelerate the performance of outstanding students.
- Provide modern and diverse detection tools.
- Facilitate the application of tools to detect large numbers of students.
- To provide an integrated information and database management system for the benefit of those interested in talents and creativity.