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Gifted and Talented Children 4-11 : Understanding and Supporting their Development - Christine Macintyre

Gifted and Talented Children 4-11

Understanding and Supporting their Development

Paperback Published: 20th May 2008
ISBN: 9780415464925
Number Of Pages: 98

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Can you recognize and tell the difference between gifted and talented children? Do you know how to provide the support they need?

Responding directly to current thinking in education, this book raises practitioners' expectations, and shows you how to identify children in your class as gifted and talented.

Christine Macintyre addresses the nature/nurture debate in relation to gifted and talented children, and discusses related topics such as the norms of development and domains of learning.

Essential reading for all primary teachers and teaching assistants, this fascinating book is full of practical suggestions enabling you to:



  • recognise the innate nature of giftedness



  • provide the teaching required for talent to emerge



  • understand the experiences of gifted and talented children



  • develop activities to challenge and encourage your gifted and talented children to widen their repertoire of skills and abilities


A chapter on neurological development is included to confront questions such as what is it that enables children to do well, and even Is there a gene for genius? Contrasting and conflicting answers are shared and debated.

Finally, the issue of gifted and talented children with a learning difference/disability is raised and examples are given of how this ASD (asynchronous development) can hinder the recognition of gifts and talents in these children.

Industry Reviews

'With valuble background information and references to relevent research, this book will be useful for parents, govenors and early years professionals interested in the social and emotional development of G&T children.' - G&T Update November 2009

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List of tables
Discussing the issuesp. 1
Gifted and talented children: explaining the difference - parents' viewsp. 11
Understanding the nature of gifred and talented children: a biological perspectivep. 23
Understanding the nurture of gifted and talented children: an environmental perspectivep. 37
Practical activities to intrigue gifted and talented children at schoolp. 47
The gifted child with learning difficulties: asynchronous development (ASD)p. 67
Aspects ofdevelopmentp. 79
Cognitive developmentp. 81
Goals from Scotland's A Curriculum for Excellence (2007)p. 83
Glossaryp. 85
Bibliographyp. 87
Indexp. 89
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415464925
ISBN-10: 0415464927
Series: David Fulton Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 98
Published: 20th May 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 20.32  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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