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New short course busts the myths surrounding gifted learners


Registrations are now open for the University’s latest short course offering, Understanding Gifted Learners: Busting the Myths.This 5-week, fully online course will present concepts, research and knowledge that will help you understand gifted learners of all ages.

So, what is a gifted learner?

In Australia, gifted and talented people make up approximately 10 per cent of our total population. While gifted learners are all unique, there are some characteristics that are more common than others. These can include signs of rapid language development, high capacity memory, superior reasoning, analysis and problem-solving skills, and a self-taught approach to learning. If you recognise some of these traits, then this course is for you!

What will you learn?

Understanding Gifted Learners will introduce you to the unique world of giftedness, including the ways in which giftedness may be hidden in some people (and reasons why). You will also learn:

  • How to explain some of the characteristics of giftedness;
  • Ways to interpret and explain myths and misunderstandings around giftedness;
  • How to identify and explain models of giftedness and ways in which giftedness may be hidden;
  • How to explain the importance of cultural understanding and context when considering giftedness.

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of gifted learners and is particularly suitable for parents, teachers, and those who work with and/or support gifted learners.

Registrations are currently open for two upcoming dates:

October 14 – November 18 2019

Duration: 5 weeks (self-paced, approximately 25 hours)

Registrations close: October 14, 2019.

Cost: $75

To register:

Monday 2 March – Sunday 5 April 2020

Duration: 5 weeks (self-paced, approximately 25 hours)

Registrations close: 2 March, 2020.

Cost: $75

To register:

Published on: 13 Sep 2019 2:06pm