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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Gifted Education)

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  • Objectives
    Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Gifted Education) will be able to: * critically analyse and evaluate comtemporary theories of gifted and talented learning and development, their relevance for teaching practice and education; * develop and implement relevant selection and assessment procedures that are supported by current research in gifted and talented learning; * comprehend , analyse and apply emotional and social influences on gited and talented learning; * comprehend and use developmental trends (cognitive, metacognitive, affective and social) in the emergence of giftedness and talent; * develop and implement relevant selesction and assessment procedures that are supported by current research in gifted and talented learning; * recommend appropriate instructional and pedagogic procedures; and * evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and education programmes intended for use with gifted learners from a contemporary research base; * critically analyse and evaluate contemporary curricula and programs in terms of their relevance for teaching practice and education with gifted and talented students, * develop procedures for curriculum and program evaluation that take account of how students who are gifted learn, * evaluate and recommend selectively a range of differentiation structures. * apply curriculum differentiation procedures to curriculum, * develop, implement and evaluate a range of approaches and procedures for matching gifted and talented learners with curriculum * recommend appropriate instructional and pedagogic procedures. * understand, critically analyse and evaluate contemporary theories of creativity across the life span * identify the psychological processes involved in creativity, developmental trends in creativity and its domain-specific base, understand the links between creativity and personality * identify the conditions necessary for fostering creative thinking and learning * develop and evaluate procedures for assessing both creative potential and the level of creativity of out comes and for monitoring the gradual emergence of creative products and processes * identify strategies for fostering creative thinking in curriculum implementation and pedagogy practice * evaluate the effectiveness of assessment procedures and education programmes intended to foster creativity in students.
  • Entry requirements
    Educators and related professionals
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Gifted Education)
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    476-893  Understanding & Identifying Gifted Lrng
    This subject examines definitions and models of giftedness and talent, the learning and socio-emotional characteristics of gifted children and their educational needs. The implications of these for programs, provisions, means of identification and sc...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-892  Classroom Strategies:Gifted Education
    This subject examines the teaching of students who are intellectually gifted and talented. It examines (1) a general model for teaching gifted learners; (2) using the learning characteristics of gifted and talented students to identify the most appro...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-685  Administering Programs for the Gifted     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    472-632  Understanding & Teaching for Creativity
    This subject examines the process of creativity and its implications for teaching and curriculum. Topics covered include: Models of creativity (componential and stage models); the psychological characteristics that promote creative productive achieve...     Semester 2     12.50

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