Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

10 Units

This course examines the philosophy of giftedness and talent and the virtue or equity of identifying those who fall into these categories and then providing them with special education. The principal way in which individuals have been identified in the past and present will be considered along with the theoretical and philosophical bases for such methods.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. overview the body of research literature in the area of gifted education;
  2. analyse factors contributing to the success of gifted individuals;
  3. synthesize a theoretical basis for their own practices in relation to the identification of gifted and talented students; and
  4. implement current identification procedures for gifted and talented students.

The following list indicates indicative course content:

*Meanings of the terms and concepts associated with giftedness and talent, *Categories of gifted and talented students, *Factors contributing to the success of gifted and talented individuals, *Identification processes *Understanding the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students.
*Case studies of gifted and talented people

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1 30% Literature Review
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Assessment Item 3 40% Implementation of Identification Procedures and or Policies
  • Reports - Assessment Item 2 30% Factors contributing to the success of gifted individuals
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6008

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