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Understanding giftedness: The importance of cultural context


Harper, AJ, Understanding giftedness: The importance of cultural context, Seventh Biennial State Conference of the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted, 06-08 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Over the last twenty-five years the importance of cultural context has slowly gained more standing within the gifted education literature. With the increasing diversity, acceptance and understanding that defines the contemporary Australian community, it is imperative that all people involved in education understand the implications of cultural context for the identification of giftedness, and for working with learners of all ages, whether this be in the classroom, in higher education, or on-the-job training.

This presentation will examine key elements from the literature, consider the Australian context and look at some cultural examples that will highlight the variations in the conceptions of giftedness.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:gifted learners, cultural context, pedagogy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Harper, AJ (Dr Amanda Harper)
ID Code:145014
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:College Office - CoSE
Deposited On:2021-06-24
Last Modified:2021-06-24

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