Gifted Awareness Week Australia was founded by the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) to raise awareness of the identification, support and learning needs of gifted children and to celebrate the dedication of individuals and educational bodies who are making a difference in the lives of gifted children and their families. Gifted Awareness Week (GAW) 2019 will be held from the 17 to 23 of March and is centered on the national theme Belonging.
Students who are capable of learning at a greater pace, depth and complexity than their same-age peers are often excluded from conversations about inclusive practices in educational contexts. This session will explain the terminology and the importance of understanding, valuing and providing for these students. Inclusive practice is a way for all students to feel a sense of belonging and community in the classroom, in order for them to learn and grow. Importantly, how can we ensure that inclusive practices stretch to include the gifted and talented students?
The Presenter – Mrs Lesley Henderson
Lesley is a Lecturer in Education at Flinders University, where she coordinates the Gifted Education specialisation. She is the president of the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT), and a past president of GTCASA. Lesley has presented at local, national and international conferences and will complete her doctorate this year on leadership for professional learning about gifted education.
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