Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

Course code EDUC6008Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis 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.
ContentThe 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1 30%
Literature Review
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssessment Item 3 40%
Implementation of Identification Procedures and or Policies
ReportsAssessment Item 2 30%
Factors contributing to the success of gifted individuals
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term