Western Australia's association for gifted support, advocacy and resources
With Peter Merrotsy
Professor, BDiv Edin., BSc NSW, PhD N.Territory
Invisible gifted students are gifted children and youth whose high learning potential is not known and who significantly perform below their actual ability in the school setting. Gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage (for example low socio-economic status and forced cultural minority status) are particularly at risk of being invisible gifted students.
I have developed a holistic model of identification of invisible gifted students, with three key components (developmental, cognitive, and creative), and have applied it in a range of educational contexts, and primary and secondary school settings, in communities characterised by poverty and in school communities with a high proportion of Aboriginal students. The model is identifying gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage at a similar proportion to gifted students from the wider population. That is, the model is showing promise as a suitable means of identifying invisible gifted children and youth.
This presentation will provide an overview of the identification model and an outline of the findings from several research projects.
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