This book explores how educators can impact gifted young learners’ beliefs about ability and suggests ways that staff can support young gifted children as they develop.

Creating Challenge for Gifted Young Learners

Creating challenge for gifted young learners

Some key points about how we can create challenging activities for young gifted and talented learners are made in this chapter.

  • Activities work best when they relate to children's interests and take account of what children already know and can do.
  • Challenge needs to be built in at the planning stage.
  • A story can be a good starting point for developing activities.
  • Cross-curricular topics offer good opportunities.
  • It is important to find out what children know before you start a topic.
  • Displaying children's work offers good learning opportunities and values the contribution each child makes.

Creating challenging activities is easy to say but can be hard to do. What exactly does ‘challenge’ mean? Will a ‘challenging activity’ for one child be ...

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