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Advanced studies in gifted education ( 12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Ms L Kronborg

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: The nature of specific talents. Procedures to identify these talents. The nature of creativity, its assessment and strategies for development. The variation between the special populations of the gifted in respect to their needs and development.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to describe the nature of specific talents and procedures to identify them; be aware of the differing views of creativity and its assessment; be able to apply the process for developing a mentoring program; have an understanding of the needs, identification procedures and development of young (pre-school) gifted children; have an understanding of the needs and development of prodigies and children with exceptionally high intellectual potential; have an understanding of gifted children with learning disabilities in relation to their needs, assessment and appropriate programming procedures; be able to identify gifted girls and have an understanding of their needs in order for them to realise their potential; have an understanding of key issues in addressing the needs of gifted children with sensory or physical disabilities; be able to identify and cater for the needs of gifted under achievers; have an understanding of the social and emotional development of gifted children and strategies to support their individual needs.

Assessment: A triple-entry notebook (recorded summaries and reflections on assigned readings) (5-6000 words): 45% + Individual project/seminar paper (3500-4000 words): 45% + Class presentation of Gifted project: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week