Flow is an autotelic state that a person experiences while doing a challenging, interesting activity. Autotelic means that the flow experience is itself rewarding regardless of any external benefits or outcomes the activity might bring. A person having a flow experience finds deep enjoyment and motivation during a period of being fully immersed in a challenging or deeply engaging task in which he or she is involved. Flow is related to motivation, a key aspect of the definitions of the gifted and their education. The flow experience is pleasant and encourages those who experience it to pursue more activities like those that provided flow. Flow experiences can occur among gifted students, teachers, and their parents at times when their ability and opportunity to experience flow ...

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