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Anne Harding, Enrichment and Extension: Supporting Gifted and Talented Students

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  • 1. ENRICHMENT AND EXTENSION supporting gifted and talented students ANNE HARDING TRAINING
  • 2.
    • What are your concerns about your library’s provision for gifted and talented students?
  • 3.
    • Gifted and talented children are those who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop these abilities).
    source: www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/giftedandtalented
  • 4.
    • The term gifted refers to those pupils who are capable of excelling in academic subjects such as English or History.
    source: www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/giftedandtalented
  • 5.
    • Talented refers to those pupils who may excel in areas requiring visio-spatial skills or practical abilities, such as in games and PE, drama, or art.
    source: www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/giftedandtalented
  • 6.
    • Extension involves pupils following the standard curriculum but developing a deeper understanding through encountering more complex resources and materials, tackling more challenging questions and tasks, demonstrating higher levels of thinking, and presenting increasingly sophisticated responses.
    source: www.nc.uk.net/gt
  • 7.
    • Enrichment relates to breadth of study and experience. It involves offering pupils a wide variety of opportunities, both within and outside the curriculum, and exposing them to experiences not usually encountered as part of the standard curriculum.
    source: www.nc.uk.net/gt
  • 8. What are effective ways to provide enrichment and extension in the library?
  • 9. Bloom’s taxonomy of thinking skills Knowledge recall of factual information Comprehension showing understanding of the information recalled Application consideration of practical relevance of information Analysis ability to investigate elements of the information Evaluation ability to make judgements about the nature of the information Synthesis using information to move forward in a creative way source: http://highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/ltt
  • 10. It is not the answer that enlightens but the question. Eug ène Ionescu
  • 11.
    • more of the same
    • death by worksheet
    • cognitive bypass projects
    Avoid
  • 12. Gifted children should be stretched like elastic - carefully, so as not to lose the bounce! Jenny Green, Stretching the gifted reader