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Francis, Mariko A. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In this interview, Dr Munro discusses his research and provides insights into gifted learning and talent development in the classroom. He describes how teachers can develop productive classroom environments to thrive and use experiential memory to cultivate teaching expertise. According to Dr Munro, talented outcomes are more likely when teachers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Student Needs
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Crawford, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Academic acceleration is used as an educational intervention within a majority of girls' schools in New Zealand that provide secondary education. This article reports on the findings of a national survey of single-sex girls' schools (N=40) that allows for a general overview of acceleration practices and provisions for this group. The findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Academically Gifted
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Cathcart, Rosemary – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
In the absence of any one single internationally accepted definition of giftedness, New Zealand has officially opted to advise schools to develop their own definitions. How wise is this for a policy? Can we come closer to a definition that is sound in terms of research and that also reflects what is uniquely and essentially New Zealand? This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Definitions, Educational Policy
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Smith, Susen; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Multi-grade primary classroom contexts provide opportunities to address the different needs of diverse learners through differentiating instruction. This mixed-methods study is a smaller component of a larger study undertaken in Australia, with other elements reported elsewhere. The study used ecobehavioural assessment to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Gifted, Reading Difficulties, Multigraded Classes
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Jarvis, Jane M.; Henderson, Lesley – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Despite calls over the past several decades for increased attention to the needs of gifted and advanced learners, little is known about how South Australian schools currently identify and provide for these students. An online questionnaire was sent to all schools in the state and was completed by participants from 71 schools. Findings suggested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Needs
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Smith, Susen – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Differentiating curriculum and pedagogy is a dynamic process that is dependent on the interrelationship between intrapersonal and environmental factors that can support the unique educational needs of gifted students. A Model of Dynamic Differentiation (MoDD) was developed from a larger study based on the ecological systems theory, an in-depth…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Teacher Attitudes, Individualized Instruction, Gifted