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.

Inclusive Provision for Gifted Young Learners

Inclusive provision for gifted young learners

Some key points about how we can offer challenging activities to young gifted and talented learners in an inclusive setting are made in this chapter.

  • Provision needs to be considered before identification takes place.
  • Learning and learning potential should be the focus during identification.
  • Our beliefs about learning and ability will influence how we interpret information.
  • Incidental, specific and collective observations will allow us to plan for challenge.

Approaches to Identification

Identifying gifted and talented children can be problematic. The traditional approach to identification means that we identify a group of children using particular criteria. Often these criteria are based on a limited view of what ability means and unsupported evidence and impression. We then label the children, in this ...

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