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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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Ballam, Nadine; Cosgriff, Marg – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Enabling ability and growing talent is central to our professional work with young people. This paper is a 'think piece' that draws on findings from two research projects from the Aotearoa New Zealand context to highlight elements that appear to be central to enabling ability and growing talent in young people. A dialogic process was used to…
Descriptors: Talent, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Development
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Henderson, Lesley C. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Gagné's (1985, 2003, 2008, 2015, 2018) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) is one of the most widely used conceptual models in the field (Robinson, 2017), and as Merrotsy pointed out (2017), is claimed to be the most commonly applied conceptualisation in Australia. Merrotsy's recent article, published in the December 2017 issue of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Talent Identification, Talent, Talent Development
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Lavin, Angela – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
The case of a gifted and talented Catholic Dominican nun is described and analysed in the context of Renzulli's Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness and Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. Using qualitative methods, semi-structured interviews of relevant individuals were conducted and analysed. Based on the conclusions of this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gifted, Catholics, Nuns
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Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Gagne's (1985, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) has evolved in response to findings from the research in cognitive and developmental psychology and neuroscience. As the DMGT is commonly used in Australia, it is important that the model reflects our understanding of intelligence, what high potential is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academically Gifted, Talent
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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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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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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