The Gifted ChildWhen a child displays advanced skills in one or more areas of development, a special challenge is set before teachers, parents, and childcare providers alike. This program seeks to foster an understanding of gifted children by identifying their characteristics, addressing their educational needs, and recommending ways to enhance their development.
LucyLucy is in Year 6 and is part of a small group of pupils from all years who make up the research group at Tipton St John Primary school in Exeter. They have been conducting research into learning across the whole school and analysing responses to their questionnaires as part of the school's pupil voice project to improve provision for gifted and talented pupils. Lucy takes us through the findings of the group and talks about how the research work itself has been challenging for them. She shows us some of the ways the school has taken on board the views of its G+T pupils and some of the changes they have made, from more pair work in class to whole school think days.
The Roeper School by Don Ambrose (Volume Editor); Bharath Sriraman (Volume Editor); Tracy L. Cross (Volume Editor)How can we design schools that energetically promote intellectual development while also attending to the social, emotional, and ethical growth of students? In today's frenzied climate of accountability driven school reform it is difficult to establish anything more than achievement of superficial knowledge and skill. Fortunately, there is a vibrant example of holistic, student-centered education that engenders dynamic, multidimensional student growth. The Roeper School enables students to develop strong intrinsic motivation as they discover aspirations and develop talents consistent with those aspirations. Simultaneously, from a very young age students take considerable responsibility for their own actions and for the processes that go on in their school.
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Giftedness 101 by Linda SilvermanLinda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely ""gifted"" international expert in the assessment of giftedness . [She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101 . The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms."". Alan S. Kaufman, PhD. Yale Child Study Center. School of Medicine. What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an ""outsider""? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as ""feeling different,
The Manifesto: a guide to developing a creative career by E. Paul TorranceMore than 40 years ago, E. Paul Torrance undertook to study creativity in students and study whether it would predict their creative achievements as adults. He and his colleagues wanted to determine what other factors influence, predict, encourage or sustain their creativity over time. There has never been a longitudinal study of creativity of this magnitude. The findings described here will be useful to, and have implications for, parents, teachers, counselors, instructors, and educational administrators.