EDUC 738 - Gifted Learners: Meeting their Needs

Course code
EDUC 738
Gifted Learners: Meeting their Needs
Learning, Development and Professional Practice
Delivery modes
Course director

Janna Wardman

Course description

Covers a range of approaches to identify and provide for the diverse needs of gifted learners in different sectors and interest groups. Acceleration and enrichment strategies will be considered in conjunction with social and emotional implications.

Course overview

This course is for anyone interested in gifted students.

It is suitable for teachers in the early childhood, primary or secondary settings as well as graduates of non-teaching degrees who work with or support gifted and talented young people.

Throughout this course you will gain the additional knowledge and skills to help you understand and cater for gifted students in your context. The knowledge and skills will be equally relevant to parents and those working with gifted young people in other settings.

You will have an opportunity to discuss topics that reflect New Zealand's distinctive contribution to the field of gifted education, as well as diverse international and intercultural perspectives, which will enable you to differentiate between myth and fact when supporting gifted learners.

The course will focus on essential strategies that encourage highly gifted and talented learners to flourish.

This course is a hybrid course, which means that the course is taught simultaneously in two modes of delivery. The first mode of delivery is a blended course: you will have some compulsory in-class sessions on the Epsom campus and complete the rest of the course online. The second mode of delivery is a fully online course: you will join the compulsory on-campus sessions remotely using a video-conference function, and complete the rest of the course online. When you enrol you will be able to select your choice of delivery mode.

Currently scheduled classes

2022 Epsom (Semester 1): Online work, combined with scheduled classes on Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
2022 Offshore Online (Semester 1)

Take this course

This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Ministry of Education course subsidies

Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.

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