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.

All-Round Development of Gifted Young Learners

All-round development of gifted young learners

Some key points about the general development of young learners are made in this chapter.

  • Working with gifted and talented young learners is a privilege and a challenge.
  • We can contribute positively or negatively to a child's all-round development.
  • Gifted and talented children may display overexcitabilities.
  • We need to nurture and develop learning dispositions and attitudes.
  • We face challenges as we seek to plan for learning.
  • We need to accept children for who they are and what they can do.

Working with any young child will be a mixture of fun, pleasure and challenge. There will be days when it is hard and we feel like finding another job. There will be other days when the learning falls into place and ...

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