Teaching a middle years, multi-age, multi-school gifted program: reflections from a teacher's perspective

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Title Teaching a middle years, multi-age, multi-school gifted program: reflections from a teacher's perspective
Author Garvis, Susie
Journal Name Gifted
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher New South Wales Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc
Abstract The narrative provided in this article describes the beginning of the author's involvement in a gifted and talented middle years program at a large high school in Queensland, as part of a state schooling alliance between four primary schools and a high school. Previously, the five state schools had decided to form an alliance entitled CLASS (Centenary Learning Alliance of State Schools), to bring together combined resources, skills and experiences to provide quality educational learning experiences across all phases of learning. As the teacher, the author accepted the new role of gifted co-ordinator for the middle years phase, for one day a week. Her role was to design a gifted program, based on environmental sustainability for students in Years 5- 10. Over the course of a year, the author kept a diary of her experiences in setting up a gifted program. This article explores her experiences in achieving a problem-based learning approach for all students in this multi-age multi-school class. Her experiences in establishing the gifted program and designing suitable curriculum for the needs of the students are documented. Ultimately, the purpose of this article is to show how a teacher can create an extensive curriculum, responding to the call for enriched learning in the middle years in her school cluster.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://nswagtc.org.au/information/gifted-journal.html
Volume 152
Page from 10
Page to 12
ISSN 1038-5266
Date Accessioned 2009-11-24
Date Available 2011-09-28T06:49:03Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41001
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2x

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