Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||This subject examines definitions and models of giftedness and talent, the learning and socio-emotional characteristics of gifted children and their educational needs. The implications of these for programs, provisions, means of identification and school curriculum are outlined issues both in Australia and internationally are reviewed. Students taking this subject have opportunities to interact with gifted children and their parents and teachers. This subject provides an introduction to the study of the education of gifted and talented children. It examines (1) definitions of gifted learning; (2) models for resolving giftedness and talent; (3) the learning characteristics of students identified as gifted (cognitive, metacognitive, affective and social) and developmental trends in these areas; (4) the types of knowledge that are likely to lead to gifted learning; (5) procedures for identifying gifted learners and their learning characteristics; (6) the influence of culture on gifted and talented learning (gifted indigenous learners, cross cultural gifted learning; (7) the implications for teaching, curriculum programming and school level organisation at curriculum provision.|
|Objectives:||On subject completion you should be able to: |
|Assessment:||A critical examination (review and analysis, approx 4,000 words) of an aspect in gifted and talented learning and its implications for identification.|
|Recommended Texts:||Castellano, J.A. (2003). Special populations in gifted education: working with diverse gifted learners. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. |
Davis, G.A. & Rimm, S.B. (1998). Education of the Gifted and Talented. (4th Ed). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
George, D. (2003). Gifted education: identification and provision. London: David Fulton.
Heller, K.A., Monks, F.J., Sternberg, R.J. & Subotnik, R.F. (Eds.). (2000). International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent, Second Edition, (pp. 3-21). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject you should be able to: |
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Generalist)
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