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Science Education For Gifted Learners

Author : Keith S. Taber
ISBN : 9781134157815
Genre : Education
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Science is central to our modern technological society, yet many of the most able pupils who could become the scientists of tomorrow turn away from science as soon as they have a choice in their studies. Science is often seen to be difficult or boring, and fails to engage or challenge those who are most suited to excel in scientific studies. This book asks what classroom teachers can do to make sure that their science teaching is stimulating and challenging for their students. Topics covered include: what do we mean by gifted and able children? gifted children that slip through the net challenging science through modelling asking questions in science exploring topical issues challenging science through talk after-school enrichment. Set in the wider context of debates about the provision for those labelled ‘gifted’ and ‘exceptionally able’, this book explores the meaning of these categories, and considers what they may imply in such approaches as setting, streaming, acceleration and enrichment.

Policy And Practice In Science Education For The Gifted

Author : Manabu Sumida
ISBN : 9781317803645
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Gifted education has come to be regarded as a key national programme in many coutnries, and gifted education in science disciplines is now being recognised to be of major importance for economic and technological development. Despite these initiatives and developments internationally, there are very few discussions on gifted education in science drawing upon practices and experiences in different national contexts. In support of an international dialogue between researchers and practitioners, often working within isolated traditions, this book offers information on key influential approaches to science education for gifted learners and surveys current policy and practice from a diverse range of educational contexts. The volume offers an informative introduction for those new to studying gifted science education, as well as supporting the development of the field by offering examples of critical thinking about key issues, and accounts of the influences at work within education systems and the practical complexities of providing science education for the gifted. The contributions draw upon a variety of research approaches to offer insights into the constraints and affordancxes of working within particular policy contexts, and the strengths and challenges inherent in different approaches to practice. Chapters include: Teaching science to the gifted in English state schools: locating a compromised 'gifted & talented' policy within its systemic context Models of education for science talented adolescents in the United States: Past, present, and likely future trends Navigating the shifting terrain between policy and practice for gifted learners in Tanzania Science education for female indigenous gifted students in the Mexican context Gifted Science Education in the Context of Japanese Standardization This book will appeal to scholars, practitioners and policy makers who are in the field of gifted science education.

Science Education For Gifted Students

Author : Susan K. Johnsen
ISBN : 9781593631673
Genre : Education
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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. A differentiated curriculum for gifted science students needs to be organized around basic scientific principles that require more advanced levels of thinking and complex processes. Many of the authors provide units of study and specific lessons that model best practices in teaching science. Science Education for Gifted Studentsbegins with creative ways to engage children in the primary years, thus ensuring that they develop a love of science that will last a lifetime. Subsequent chapters deal with acceleration and enrichment in the sciences, including instructional units on magnetic levitation, integrating science and physical education, and real-world archaeology.

International Perspectives On Science Education For The Gifted

Author : Keith S Taber
ISBN : 9781317803911
Genre : Education
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In the spirit of encouraging international dialogue between researchers and practitioners, often working within isolated traditions, this book discusses perspectives on science education for the gifted informed by up-to-date research findings from a number of related fields. The book reviews philosophy, culture and programmes in science education for the gifted in diverse national contexts, and includes scholarly reviews of significant perspectives and up-to-date research methods and findings. The book is written in a straightforward style for students studying international perspective modules on undergraduate, but especially masters and doctoral degrees in Science Education and Gifted Education. Gifted education has come to be regarded as a key national programme in many countries, and gifted education in science disciplines is now of major importance to economic and technological development. Despite these national initiatives and developments, there are very few discussions on gifted education in science from international perspectives. This will be a valued addition to the scholarship in this emergent field.

Teaching Gifted Learners In Stem Subjects

Author : Keith S. Taber
ISBN : 9781317448976
Genre : Education
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This book offers an overview of programmes designed to support the learning of gifted and talented students in STEM subjects, both to allow them to meet their potential and to encourage them to proceed towards careers in STEM areas. The chapters from a range of national contexts report on perspectives, approaches and projects in gifted education in STEM subjects. These contributions provide a picture of the state of research and practice in this area, both to inform further research and development, and to support classroom teachers in their day-to-day work. Chapters have been written with practitioners in mind, but include relevant scholarly citations to the literature. The book includes some contributions illustrating research and practice in specific STEM areas, and others which bridge across different STEM subjects. The volume also includes an introductory theoretical chapter exploring the implications for gifted learners of how 'STEM' is understood and organized within the school curriculums.

Using Media Technology With Gifted Learners

Author : Frances A. Karnes
ISBN : 9781593630188
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As technology has become a ubiquitous part of education in the 21st century, it is now imperative that students become technologically literate by knowing what technology is, how it works, and how it can be put to use to attain goals. Because of their capacity for depth and complexity, ability to transfer learning from one situation to another, fast processing, and inductive learning, gifted students are particularly adept at becoming technologically literate and putting technology to use to solve problems in novel ways. Gifted students are particularly skilled at becoming technologically literate and solving problems in creative ways using technology. From computers and the Internet, to video and sound editing software, to new research tools, education for gifted children in the 21st century offers exciting opportunities. Let this book show you how to incorporate these technologies in your classroom. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education. Educational Resource

Enrichment Opportunities For Gifted Learners

Author : Frances A. Karnes
ISBN : 9781593630201
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From a mentorship with a local archaeologist, to a medieval festival, the opportunities for gifted learners to explore a topic in depth are too numerous to mention. This book offers an introduction to structuring enrichment activities that add depth and complexity to a gifted child's learning experience. "Enrichment provides students with opportunities to extend learning," Dr. Roberts, the book's author, explains. "There are three primary purposes for enrichment: fostering interest; nurturing talent, developing expertise, or both; and increasing achievement." This book shows teachers how to provide meaningful enrichment experiences for gifted students. The book offers effective strategies for enriching the curriculum and creating in-depth learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education. Educational Resource

Best Practices In Gifted Education

Author : Ann Robinson
ISBN : 9781593634841
Genre : Education
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Best Practices in Gifted Education provides concise, up-to-date, research-based advice to educators, administrators, and parents of gifted and talented youth. The 29 practices included in this volume are the result of an extensive examination of educational research on what works with talented youth. This book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC). This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice. Educational Resource

Teaching The Gifted And Talented In The Science Classroom

Author : William D. Romey
ISBN : 0810607360
Genre : Education
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As part of the "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" series, the booklet offers guidelines for teaching science to gifted and talented students. The first section titled "On Being Gifted and Talented" looks at the concept of excellence, normal distribution, and motivation; a model for the growth of intellect, skills, and giftedness; myths regarding the nature of giftedness; and the problem with a narrow view of giftedness. Characteristics of the gifted and types of giftedness are considered in a second section. The teaching of science is discussed in terms of progress in science through the school years, scientific literacy and the gifted, science as "serious business" or "play," competition and giftedness, the use of programs for the gifted as routes of change, and giftedness and advance placement in science. Various components of the learning environment (such as curriculum materials) are examined. Science activities are presented in areas which include perception, awareness, and observation; fantasy; values and perception; and creativity. Activities are provided throughout the document which correspond to the various topics covered. A brief discussion of basic skills as they relate to the gifted and a list of references conclude the booklet. (SBH)

Career Planning For Gifted Students

Author : Michele Henderson
ISBN : 9788190773461
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Most of the parents and teachers often assume that career planning for gifted and talented children will take care of itself. But evidence is mounting to show that the path from education to career is not always smooth for them, and it may be further complicated by sociol-emotional problems that gifted children often face. Thus, there is an urgent need for parents to properly plan career options for their children in advance. But how? This book offers some easy tips.

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