Exploring Gifted Education focusses on the most fundamental and pressing topics in gifted education from across Australian and New Zealand contexts and gives particular attention to evidence-based practices and research findings. The wide variety of topics presented include: identification of gifted learners, creativity, twice-exceptional learners, affective considerations, teaching the gifted, curriculum considerations, programs and services, STEM, early childhood learners, rural and remote contexts, and parents of gifted learners. Each chapter provides guiding questions and key ideas to help orient the reader, and discussion questions synthesise the chapter’s concepts at the conclusion.
The first book of its kind to synthesise research-based findings in gifted education from across New Zealand and Australia, it is an essential reference tool for researchers and a key text for courses in gifted education. Practitioners and parents will also find the assembled research illuminating and informative in understanding and addressing the needs of gifted learners.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jane M. Jarvis and Jennifer L. Jolly
Chapter 1. Framing Gifted Education in Australia and New Zealand Roger Moltzen, Jennifer L. Jolly, and Jane M. Jarvis
Chapter 2. Identification of Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Students Jae Yup Jung and Peta Hay
Chapter 3. Creativity and Giftedness Peter Merrotsy
Chapter 4. Gifted Students With Disability: Twice Exceptional Learners Trevor Clark and Catherine Wormald
Chapter 5. Supporting the Affective Needs of Gifted Learners Janna Wardman
Chapter 6. Cultivating Teachers to Work With Gifted Students Leonie Kronborg
Chapter 7. Designing and Adapting Curriculum for Academically Gifted Students Jane M. Jarvis
Chapter 8. School Programs and Strategies for Gifted Learners Lesley Henderson and Tracy Riley
Chapter 9. Giftedness in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics James J. Watters
Chapter 10 Early Childhood Environments and Education Kerry Hodge and Anne Grant
Chapter 11. Gifted Students in Rural and Remote Settings Margaret Plunkett
Chapter 12. Parents and Gifted and Talented Children Jennifer L. Jolly
Chapter 13. Gifted Education in Australia and New Zealand: Reflections and Future Directions Jane M. Jarvis, Jennifer L. Jolly, and Roger Moltzen
Jennifer L. Jolly is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, and her previous positions include Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She serves as Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children and is a past editor of Parenting for High Potential. Her research interests include the history of gifted education, parents of gifted children, and homeschooling gifted children.
Jane M. Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University in South Australia, where her research, teaching, and consultancy work with schools focusses on addressing learner diversity through differentiated curriculum and inclusive educational practices, including for gifted students. Jane is an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education.