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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leonie Kronborg


Psychological aspects relevant to the development and functioning of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Topics include talent development and self-actualisation and the interplay between creativity, thinking skills and the structure of intelligence. Other issues deal with procedures for counselling gifted students and their families.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  • be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of psychological aspects of gifted students, creativity and procedures for identifying these characteristics in children;
  • have knowledge and understanding of the social-emotional development of gifted and talented students;
  • have understanding of basic issues in counselling gifted children and their families;
  • have major approaches to education of gifted and talented children in relation to their social and emotional needs.


The Reflective Journal is to record summaries and reflections on assigned readings (5,000-6,000 words): 60%
Class project/paper (3500-4,000 words): 40% .

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leonie Kronborg

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent (flexible mode)