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Mullen, Claire; Jung, Jae Yup – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
An exploration was made in this study of the factors that affect teachers' attitudes towards gifted programs and provisions. For this purpose, survey data obtained from 182 Australian primary and secondary school teachers on a modified version of the "Survey of Attitudes Towards Gifted Students and Gifted Education" (Jung, 2014) were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gifted Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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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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Forster, Jill – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The raison d'etre of this paper is to encourage support for our gifted learners so that they have a better chance to emerge as our visionaries, our thinkers, our inventors, and our innovators. For those well in advance of their peers, what we can do as educators to optimize their vision and its application are the concerns of the paper. It urges…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creativity, Innovation, Teaching Methods
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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
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Munro, John K. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Teachers continue to face the challenge of identifying efficaciously gifted students' learning capacity in its multiple forms. While most educators acknowledge its multidimensional characteristics, the protocols used to identify it are frequently evaluated as unnecessarily restrictive. This study investigates an assessment tool that could…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Academic Ability