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Gifted and Talented

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Gifted and Talented

  1. 1. Gifted and Talented Children Vision: Our vision for students who are gifted and talented is that they feel valued in a learning environment which both challenges and supports them to pursue excellence and develop a passion for longlife learning (Education Queensland, nd)
  2. 2. ‘Giftedness’ - Innate ability (little to no systematic training or development) ‘Talent’ - Innate but developed ability resulting from support, systematic training, teaching and home/school input
  3. 3. Characteristics of Giftedness •      Highly effective problem-solving behavior •      Visionary leadership •      Imaginative planning ability •      High capacity for evaluative or reflective thought •      Ability to integrate and synthesize ideas •      Power to visualize and plan spatially •      Beauty in forming and using language •      Abstract thought in mathematical-scientific-technological areas •      Advanced musical composition and or performance
  4. 4. Objectives The Gifted and Talented policies created by Education Queensland (1993) have three major objectives these being; • Appropriate provision for gifted students to develop their potential • Recognition and nurturing of a wide range of students' abilities • Development of understanding of the educational implications of giftedness. Each of these objectives, help to accommodate and enrich learning experiences for gifted and talented learners within a mainstream / contextual classroom. They help further challenge students to achieve higher academically in the specific area/s in which they have been identified as gifted and or talented.
  5. 5. Objectives The Gifted and Talented policies created by Education Queensland (1993) have three major objectives these being; • Appropriate provision for gifted students to develop their potential • Recognition and nurturing of a wide range of students' abilities • Development of understanding of the educational implications of giftedness. Each of these objectives, help to accommodate and enrich learning experiences for gifted and talented learners within a mainstream / contextual classroom. They help further challenge students to achieve higher academically in the specific area/s in which they have been identified as gifted and or talented.

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