Having a gifted child is certainly a blessing, but it is also challenging. Gifted children are demanding. They crave lots of stimulation and are easily bored. It is a real struggle to keep them challenged, since they learn and grasp new concepts so quickly.
Generally speaking, traditional schools are not doing a very good job when it comes to keeping gifted children engaged. The passive, teacher-led atmosphere and the relatively slow pace, designed to accommodate the average students, are very hard on gifted students and are often causing them to rebel and to be labeled as problem students. This really isn’t fair, because if the same student had received proper stimulation, she would have been labeled as an exemplary student.
Online homeschooling in general, and 3D online homeschooling in particular, are an excellent learning method for gifted students. Homeschooling can be adjusted to the needs of the specific students and allows students to work at their own pace, which solves the issue of boredom.
3D online homeschooling is especially suited for gifted children. WiloStar3D’s learning methodology is based on the theory of Constructivist Learning, a learning theory which encourages and accepts student autonomy and initiative. Under this theory, students construct meaning by doing. They are never expected to be passive learners – on the contrary, they are encouraged to be active, creative and to interact with other students.
3D immersive education enables students to take responsibility for their own learning and become problem solvers and, perhaps more importantly, problem finders. This is a great way to channel gifted students’ natural curiosity and their constant need for new challenges.