A Multitude Of Gifts: Discovering And Supporting The Passions Of Primary Learners

This talk will focus on contemporary approaches to understanding giftedness and ways in which these approaches can be enacted within primary classrooms. Giftedness is now understood as encompassing different forms of intelligence that can be discovered and supported in educational environments described as "smart contexts". In primary classrooms, play is vital in encouraging different forms of expression and creativity. It also allows the learning process to be made visible to teachers, supporting their ability to discover and support the many gifts that exist in their classrooms. Students are supported as well through increased reflection, self-regulation, motivation, and accomplishment. Frameworks and resources for creating innovative classroom contexts will be included in the talk.

Target Audience
Primary (e.g. K-3)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
Association of Educators of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children in BC (AEGTCCBC)



Maureen McDermid

Maureen McDermid is the Director of the Choice School for the Gifted.

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