Gifted and Talented Education: An Introduction
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- 01 Mar 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- describe models of giftedness, characteristics of gifted and talented children as defined within Australia;
- describe and discuss how conceptions of intelligence and cultural issues impact on our understanding of giftedness;
- evaluate empirical evidence in light of the readings undertaken and express views integrating these sources; and
- collaborate and reflect on the empirical data and consolidate it within their future career option.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
In this subject students will be introduced to the concept of giftedness and talent with regards to theoretical understandings as they currently stand within the Australian context. The unit will investigate current understandings of giftedness and talent in Australian society, concepts of intelligence, characteristics of gifted students and identifying giftedness in diverse populations, including students with high cognitive ability and learning difficulties and students who fall outside the expectations. Reading research and empirical evidence will challenge some of the many myths and misunderstandings that surround this group of children.
Assessment 1: 2500 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 2: 2500 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- Assessment 1 (50%)
- Assessment 2 (50%)
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