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ERIC Number: EJ1118418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Gifted Dimension of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Implications for Professional Learning
Henderson, Lesley; Jarvis, Jane
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n8 Article 4 p60-83 Aug 2016
The Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2016, v.8.2) acknowledges that gifted and talented students are diverse and require educational provisions that meet their special needs. However, without professional learning in gifted education, teachers are ill-equipped to understand, identify and provide for gifted students. This paper reviews the literature in the field to argue for consideration of a "gifted dimension" as an elaboration of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011). As all teachers will teach gifted and talented children, it is important to define the elements of quality teaching that are inclusive of high ability students in the Australian context and contribute to a professional learning agenda for all teachers.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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