All students deserve an
Gifted students need
an appropriate education
Level Pace Depth Breadth
Gagne’s DMGT Model
Development of natural abilities into fully
Cultural Diversity Week 14 - 21 March 2015
In Victoria more than 46 per cent of our population are either born
overseas, or have at least one parent born overseas. Victorians
come from over 200 countries, speak 260 different languages and
dialects and follow 135 different faiths.
During Cultural Diversity Week, community and cultural groups host
hundreds of festivals and events across the state to celebrate
Victoria's cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.
The Week coincides each year with the United Nations'
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21
Sprite Doll No 1
Sprite Doll No 2
I purposely did not give these dolls facial features so that they can
represent their type of giftedness without also showing any racial or
Gifted and Talented students can be of any racial/ethnic/ cultural/
economic/religious group so it was more helpful for the dolls to be
neutral in regard to these aspects of their character.
Neihart and Betts Revised Profiles of
the Gifted and Talented.
Sprite needs different educational provisions
for both her giftedness and her disability
Sprite is always depicted as having an injured
left ankle and needing to wear different shoes
on each foot to illustrate the concept that she
needs different educational provisions for both
her giftedness and her disability.
Personas, Profiles and Portraits blog
Sprite’s Site blog
Neihart and Betts Revised Profiles of the Gifted and Talented
Dr Linda Kreger Silverman
Stephanie Tolan Dabrowski's Over-excitabilities A layman's explanation
Stephanie Tolan Is it a cheetah?
Passow’s Test of appropriate curriculum
All photos and images except Gifted Awareness Week and Australia eSeries
logos c. Jo Freitag
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