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EDF6607

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leonie Kronborg

Synopsis

The nature of giftedness; intellectual, social and emotional characteristics of gifted and talented students necessitating the modification of learning experiences; procedures and materials used to select students for enriched and accelerated learning opportunities; teaching strategies and materials appropriate for the regular classroom.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  • be able to describe the nature of giftedness in terms of current conceptions and definitions of giftedness and talent;
  • be able to recognise behavioural characteristics of gifted and talented students;
  • be able to describe the types of instruments and procedures used for identifying gifted and talented students;
  • have an understanding of different learning styles of gifted students;
  • have an understanding of affective learning, character education and leadership;
  • have an understanding of how to differentiate the curriculum for gifted and talented students;
  • have an understanding of different types of 'acceleration';
  • be aware of a range of instructional models in educating the gifted;
  • be able to recognise learning needs of diverse types of gifted students.

Assessment

The Reflective Journal is to record summaries and reflections on assigned readings (5,000-6,000 words): 60%+ Class project/paper (3500-4,000 words): 40% .

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leonie Kronborg

Contact hours

3 hours per week