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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.

Identification of Giftedness
Identification of giftedness

Some people consider that identification of individual children as gifted is elitist, yet these children are elite in the same way as anyone who becomes an Olympic medallist, a solo performer or a leader.

Generally, gifted pupils are thought to share common elements (Gross et al., 2001) such as the potential for unusually high performance and a capacity to think clearly, analytically and evaluatively. Identification of giftedness should be a flexible, continuous process that combines the assessment of ‘precocious achievement or behaviour’ with the creation of conditions that will ‘allow giftedness to ...

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