Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013


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 (2,000-3,000 words): 40% .

Contact hours

3 hours per week equivalent (flexible mode)