To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled.
Students with advanced intellectual ability require qualitatively different educational provisions to ensure they progress and achieve academically and experience positive wellbeing. This program of study will enable educators, educational leaders and other professionals to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and understandings relating to giftedness, gifted learners and gifted and talented education in order to provide effective learning opportunities and supports that will be inclusive of these students.
The minor in Gifted Education aims to provide students with opportunities to:
- critically examine the gifted education research and literature and engage in inquiry and reflection
- expand their knowledge, skills and understandings informed by gifted education research and literature
- further enhance their insights into environmental, curricular, social and emotional implications for the development of giftedness
- employ practical applications of gifted education pedagogy to specific contexts designed to meet the special educational needs of gifted learners
- broaden their professional learning goals and personal philosophy of education to incorporate considerations of gifted learners and their entitlement to an equitable education
On completion of the minor in Gifted Education students will be able to:
- justify positions relating to the philosophy, principles and practices of gifted education using research literature and policy documents.
- apply and adapt critical, creative and caring thinking skills and effective learning and problem-solving strategies to enrich and extend learning design for gifted learners.
- evaluate models and methodologies relating to provisions for gifted learners.
- integrate and transform high-level knowledge gained from analysis, evaluation and critical reflection to design appropriately differentiated curriculum and educational practices for gifted learners.
- compose an evidence-informed rationale for gifted education in their own context
Program of study
To qualify for the minor in Gifted Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
13.5 units comprising:
EDUC8791 Gifted Education: Conceptions of Giftedness, Intelligence and Creativity (4.5 units)
EDUC9406 Differentiation and Inclusive Educational Practices (4.5 units)
EDUC9792 Gifted Education: Curriculum and Differentiation (4.5 units)
4.5 units from the following list:
EDUC9793 Design Thinking to Develop and Evaluate Educational Programs (4.5 units)
EDUC9794 Gifted Education: Affective Development (4.5 units)
It is recommended that students complete EDUC8791 as the first topic in this minor.