Children may exhibit exceptional performance in any one of a number of intellectual and academic pursuits. These gifted and talented children often require educational, social and emotional support that is specific to their needs. Many countries around the world now recognise the special needs of these children and are placing greater emphasis on their education.
The course is offered to enable teachers to meet the specific needs of these children and it can also provide a pathway for teachers who may wish to pursue masters or doctoral studies in the field. The course provides a broad theoretical and practical basis for the education of gifted and talented children, hence the principles are applicable across a number of cultures. Particular attention is given to cultural differences. The course will appeal to practising teachers already in the field of gifted education, or those teachers wishing to specialise.
Gifted and Talented Education teacher; professional enrichment of teachers; re-orienting chosen teaching allocation.
At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the course coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:
(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;
(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and (c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
* (a) a minimum of one year as a part-time candidate;
* (b) a maximum of two years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award, and except with the permission of the School, a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points at 500-level.