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This resource helps practitioners identify gifted and talented pupils, resolve underachievement, develop strategies for gifted and talented pupils, and devise a tailored curriculum for able pupils.

Defining Giftedness
Defining giftedness

The term ‘gifted’ is frequently used to describe abilities demonstrated in sport or in the creative arts – ‘a gifted athlete’, ‘a gifted actor’ and so on. These references often apply to a specific ability, and may imply that this ability has appeared without systematic learning or teaching, and that those possessing such ‘gifts’ have somehow been endowed with their particular ability in a way that is beyond the control or scope of education, despite clear indications that the ‘gifted’ individuals have usually spent years honing their skills.

A number of terms are commonly used by teachers to describe ‘gifted’ pupils: ...

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