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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2011


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)


Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent (flexible mode)