Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leonie Kronborg


The nature of giftedness; intellectual, social and emotional characteristics of gifted and talented students necessitating the modification of learning experiences; procedures and materials used to select students for enriched and accelerated learning opportunities; teaching strategies and materials appropriate for the regular classroom.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  • be able to describe the nature of giftedness in terms of current conceptions and definitions of giftedness and talent;
  • be able to recognise behavioural characteristics of gifted and talented students;
  • be able to describe the types of instruments and procedures used for identifying gifted and talented students;
  • have an understanding of different learning styles of gifted students;
  • have an understanding of affective learning, character education and leadership;
  • have an understanding of how to differentiate the curriculum for gifted and talented students;
  • have an understanding of different types of 'acceleration';
  • be aware of a range of instructional models in educating the gifted;
  • be able to recognise learning needs of diverse types of gifted students.


The Reflective Journal is to record summaries and reflections on assigned readings (5,000-6,000 words): 60%+ Class project/paper (2,000-3,000 words): 40% .

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leonie Kronborg

Contact hours

3 hours per week