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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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Ballam, Nadine; Sturgess, Anne – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In February 2018, a full-time provider of gifted education opened in New Zealand with its initial cohort of children. This provider catered for learners from ages 1-15 years who did not 'fit' in mainstream education settings. This paper reports on a research project that focused on the effectiveness of the learning approach at this school in its…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Needs, Parent Attitudes
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Merrotsy, Peter – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
It is commonly stated that in Australia Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent is generally referred to, applied, used, or adopted in most contexts related to the education and support of gifted and talented children and youth. To examine the extent to which this claim is true, an analysis was conducted of policy and related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Morrissey, Anne-Marie; Grant, Anne – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
A three-session professional development (PD) program on planning for young gifted children was provided to sixty-six early childhood/early years educators, aiming to increase educators' professional knowledge and skills in this area. The program was grounded in a socio-cultural perspective that sees young gifted children as class members as well…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
This article argues for the reintroduction of cognitive assessment for all New South Wales (NSW) school children to ensure the early identification of those who are intellectually gifted. The article is based on a review of the literature, and includes discussion on the development of cognitive assessments, and historical and current practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Tests, Screening Tests, Talent Identification
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Dare, Lynn; Smith, Susen; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Grade-based acceleration is when high-ability children progress through school at a rate faster than typical by being placed with older classmates. This educational practice can help meet the learning needs of high-ability children. In this study, 56 parents of high-ability children who underwent grade-based acceleration in Australian schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Experience, Acceleration (Education)
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Easton, Vernitta; Gaffney, Janet S.; Wardman, Janna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
The study investigated New Zealand primary school teachers' understandings and experiences of talented young writers. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews in Auckland schools. The interview data were thematically analysed using an interpretivist framework. The focus of this report is on the teachers' selection and interpretation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Most Australian education departments' gifted policies are guided by Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT; Gagne, 2003, 2004; 2008). In this examination and critique of the DMGT, an argument is made that the DMGT is based predominantly on behavioural/biological research, leaving out genuine environmental factors, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Models
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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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Martin, Andrew J. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The issue of motivation is relevant to all students (Martin, 2001, 2002, in press). However, for some specific groups of students, not only are the fundamental principles of motivation relevant, but there are some additional principles or issues that need to be considered or refined. One case in point is the gifted and talented student, and in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Kronborg, Leonie; Plunkett, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Developing the talents of academically able students in government secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, has recently gained support through the expansion of Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Programs. In the private sector, a similar expansion of interest in talent development has occurred through the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Secondary School Students
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Jolly, Jennifer L. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Working from an agenda of school improvement, Australia's implementation of National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in 2008 and the MySchool website in 2010 appears strongly influenced by the mechanisms that have driven the reform/accountability movement in the United States and the United Kingdom (Lingard, 2010; Polsel, Dulfer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Academically Gifted, Talent