The Gifted Learner: How to Help is a complete introduction into how to nurture high ability students. The book reveals how to unlock the potential of a gifted learner, so that their gift becomes a talent that is celebrated, enriching their life, and the lives of others.
Gifted children are often overlooked in education, as they are perceived to be high achieving. However, not all, have a consistent high ability, or achieve in all subjects. Some gifted learners can also have a learning difficulty and many are emotionally immature and need to be nurtured, holistically, at cognitive and emotional levels. This book shows how.
The book includes chapters on curiosity, creativity, boredom and perfectionism. There are nineteen case studies of individual learners, their parents and teachers, which provide real and authentic insights into recognising, understanding and supporting the Gifted Learner.
The Gifted Learner: How to Help is for parents and carers; early years practitioners, teachers, teaching assistants, educational psychologists, school senior management teams and other education professionals; support groups; youth workers, group leaders and others interested in the wellbeing and socio-emotional development of children and young people.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication Date: November 2022
About the Author
How to Use This Book
Part 1: Introduction
1. What is giftedness?
2. Why do gifted learners matter?
3. Models of giftedness
4. Testing and assessment
Ten key things to know about giftedness and gifted learners
Part 2: Learning characteristics
7. Avid readers
8. Quick learners
Part 3: Creativity
9. Cognitive flexibility
10. Language usage
11. Creativity and imaginative expression
12. Sense of humour
Part 4: Motivation and leadership
13. Motivation and task commitment
Part 5: Self-esteem and emotional development
17. Self-esteem and acceptance
19. Over-excitability and intensity
20. Stress and anxiety
Part 6: Inclusion and curriculum provision
21 Under-achieving gifted learners
22. The twice-exceptional learner
23. Curriculum differentiation
24. Best practice to support gifted learners
Part 7: Conclusion
26. A last word to parents and carers
27. A last word to teachers and schools