Online Learning Communities for High Potential Learners

Thanks to the massive upsurge in MOOCs and VLEs in general, there are now hugely diverse learning options to challenge and engage students at every level and across a growing variety of subjects. Students, teachers and lifelong learners alike have immediate access to a cornucopia of online learning, available with or without certification.  All students can benefit from access to these often highly immersive interactive learning environments but they are…

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Online Survey on Teachers’ Attitudes to Gifted Education

This year we celebrated five years of the voluntary support and advocacy website Giftedkids.ie. When we began there was little discussion, understanding or crucially teacher training around the issues confronting these students with a high potential for learning. Despite this cohort being identified as having special educational needs in the 1998 Education Act, little had been done at school level to help teachers identify and support their high ability students. This…

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