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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael Shaughnessy, shares a conversation with Helen Dudeney, a private consultant who has been actively involved in working with gifted children since 1988. She was originally, trained and worked as an accountant and was very involved with working with children through volunteering for many years as a leader in the Scout Association. She started…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Handa, Manoj Chandra – Gifted Education International, 2015
The creativity program, "imagination 'first': unleash the power of possibility," implemented in public primary and secondary schools in Northern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, deals with the power of imagination in unleashing creativity among gifted students and teachers. Following an in-depth literature review on creativity for…
Descriptors: Creativity, Role, Imagination, Creative Thinking
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Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 2012
The aim of this article is to encourage a greater emphasis on creativity across and between varied fields of endeavour. It has been written to underline the interdisciplinary significance of creativity and the role of creativity in truly enhancing achievement. There is a reinvigorated awareness of the need for "big thinking", a global…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
Shergold, Susan; Baker, Sally – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article describes the development of gifted education in Victoria, Australia. It discusses implementation of the Bright Futures Policy and Program in 1995, the special gifted programs, and the Bright Futures Professional Development Package designed to improve gifted identification, develop awareness of school-based program options, and…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Street, Peter – Gifted Education International, 2001
A qualitative study investigated the role of motivation in academic achievement by gifted secondary students in five Australian schools. Results found that "personal pleasure in achievement and long-term goals" was the most significant motivational factor, positive links with a teacher was a high occurrence factor, and competitive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries
McBride, Noelene – Gifted Education International, 1992
An Australian survey found that early childhood teachers were very supportive of early identification of gifted and talented children, though many had only a fuzzy definition of giftedness and suggested teacher observation as the best identification technique. Teachers who had been involved in gifted education recommended more specific…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Classroom Observation Techniques, Definitions, Early Childhood Education
Eales, Connie; de Paoli, Wendy – Gifted Education International, 1991
This paper examines possibilities in allowing accelerated progression of talented students in the New South Wales (Australia) education system. The concept of acceleration is supported by a review of the research evidence showing that accelerated students have usually been more successful than nonaccelerated peers. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Educational Philosophy
Braggett, E. J.; And Others – Gifted Education International, 1983
In Australian workshops 20 parents of gifted children, under age 12, sought information in three areas: understanding of their children's development (e.g., intellectual ability, social-emotional factors, and motivation); school and related needs (e.g., children to proceed at own pace, for parents to understand school system); and sources of…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Enrichment, Foreign Countries
Print, Murray – Gifted Education International, 1983
Mt. Lawley College in Australia initiated a project to develop curriculum extension project packs (CEPPS) for elementary grade students who demonstrate outstanding ability in one or more subject areas. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Lowrie, Tom – Gifted Education International, 1998
Recounts use of effective questioning techniques to help a talented Year 1 (aged 6) Australian child to "take another person's point of view" when thinking about a well-known folk tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Grade 1
Boyd, Rae – Gifted Education International, 1990
Out of 92 New South Wales pupils identified as talented in primary schools, 3 left school before the end of year 11, and 15 failed to place in the top 25 percent on Australian Higher School Certificate tests. Affective patterns leading to inappropriate study habits and lack of motivation were gleaned from questionnaire responses. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education
Taplin, Margaret – Gifted Education International, 1996
Eight Australian student teachers developed and implemented enrichment workshops for local gifted students (preschool through secondary levels). Evaluation found that both students and student teachers learned from participation in the program, while regular teachers were given a stimulus to establish such workshops on an ongoing basis.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries
Harslett, Mort – Gifted Education International, 1996
Australian Aboriginal adults (n=74) and children (n=103) were interviewed regarding their perspectives on giftedness. Aboriginal culture was found to view giftedness as a consequence of individual ability, commitment, and environmental factors. Research is reported on the specific talents valued by the Aboriginal culture. Suggestions are given for…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Adults, Children, Cultural Context
Whitton, Diana – Gifted Education International, 1997
The Classroom Practices Survey was conducted with 606 teachers of grades 3 and 4 in government, Catholic, and independent schools in New South Wales (Australia). Results indicated that teachers made only minor modifications in the regular curriculum for gifted students. Among recommendations are increased training for teachers in gifted education…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Morgan, Sharon; Forster, Jill – Gifted Education International, 1999
This study explored classroom provisions to enhance creative thinking in one Australian elementary school. The study and a literature review suggest that creative thinking is not being promoted in most schools. Although teachers' attitudes are slowly developing in favor of creative thinking, creatively talented children are still at risk of not…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Elementary Education
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