We will explore Gagne's Model of Giftedness and Talent Development Model and discuss how this can be used to support advocacy for gifted children. Articles will be provided, however we suggest that you access the model at the following link in preparation:
Join us to delve into some of the research regarding perfectionism, underachievement and mindset with regards to gifted students. We will be looking at two articles with sound methodology and relevant findings. The abstracts and references for the resources are below - if you are able to access them prior to the event, please do. We hope to engage with you in a discussion around the importance of these concepts for gifted children, as we explore the academic literature.
Please join us for a seminar for Parents/Educators featuring Guest Speaker Susan Prior.
Coffee and Tea will be provided.
Date: 2nd Aug 2023 (Wed)
Venue: Robertson State School Music Room
Maximum places: 30
Join us in learning about perfectionism and gifted students from Michele Juratowitch, Director of Clearing Skies. This is an online event . ZOOM, link to be sent on the day of event.
There are differing views on perfectionism, ranging from a belief espoused by Anna Quindlen that perfectionism is "inevitable for people who are smart and ambitious", through to Tal Ben-Shahar's statement that "failure is a critically important part of any successful life". Parents and Educators tend to see perfectionism as a negative characteristic that must be addressed. Because perfectionism is usually underpinned by anxiety, it can be problematic and restrictive for the gifted. Understanding the forces involved in perfectionism, appreciating the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms and knowing how to support a gifted person develop skills and become talented can be extremely helpful.
Welcome to 2023! We would like to invite you to an informal parent night to meet our committee members and share experiences of parenting and/or teaching gifted or GLD students. All welcome - a light supper will be provided.
QAGTC West Committee Members (Michele Juratowitch, Leisa Taylor, Susan Stevens and Melissa Dornhart) will form a panel to share information about supporting gifted adolescents with differing needs, within various contexts. Please register and come along to the QAGTC West meeting to listen to those who have varied experience supporting gifted adolescence.