Course Description

Throughout this course participants will develop knowledge in relation to Giftedness. On completion participants will have a well developed understanding of Giftedness, enabling them to better support Gifted students in their settings.

The course will cover the following:

- What is Giftedness?

- Who is Gifted?

- What traits or behaviours might you see in young Gifted children?

- Overexcitabilities

- Twice exceptionality (2E)

- Assessment and identification

- Parent voice

- Childs voice

- Strategies

- What does it really mean to be Gifted?

- Where to from here?


Early Childhood Educators and Primary Teachers.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities,

7.4.2 Proficient Level - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities:  Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Understanding Giftedness: An Overview of Giftedness will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Defining Giftedness

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Defining Giftedness

    • Read This Article for a Further Explanation of Models of Giftedness

    • Definitions of Giftedness

    • Definitions of Giftedness

    • Reflection Question

    • One Last Thing...

    • Question

  • 2

    Module 2: Who is Gifted?

    • Objectives

    • Thinking about Your Own Setting.

    • Myths and Stereotypes

    • Have a Read of the Myths and Facts Document

    • Reflection Questions

    • Myths and Stereotypes (Continued)

    • So Who is Gifted and What Does it Matter Anyway?

    • Thoughts

  • 3

    Module 3: Traits and Behaviours

    • Objectives of This Module

    • Traits and Behaviours in Gifted Children

    • Behaviour, Emotions, Social Development: Gifted and Talented Children

    • Twice Exceptional (2E)

    • Overexcitabilities

    • Overexcitability and the Gifted

    • Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities: A Layman's Explanation

    • Reflection Questions

    • To Recap

    • Questions

  • 4

    Module 4: Identification and Assessment

    • Objectives

    • Assessment and Identification

    • IQ Testing

    • Reflection Questions

    • Multiple Choice Questions

    • Assessment and Identification (Continued)

    • Common Behavioural Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Students

    • Checklists

    • Gifted and Talented Checklist for Parents

    • General Checklist for Identifying Gifted and Talented Students

    • Characteristics of Giftedness Scale

    • IQ's and the Bell Curve

    • Questions

  • 5

    Module 5: Educational Needs and Strategies

    • Objectives

    • Educational Strategies

    • What is Acceleration and Why Would We Accelerate a Child through School?

    • Questions

  • 6

    Module 6: Parent and Child Voice

    • Objectives

    • Parent and Child Voice

    • Question

  • 7

    Module 7: In Conclusion: So What Does it Really Mean to be Gifted?

    • Objectives

    • So What Does it Really Mean to be Gifted?

    • To Whom it May Concern: Being Gifted Sucks Sometimes

    • Question

    • In Conclusion

    • About Gifted and Talented Children and Teenagers

    • In Conclusion (Continued)

  • 8

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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