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Gifted Education Awareness Week 2012, Mon 27th Feb to March 3rd

Gifted Education Awareness Week 2012, Mon 27th Feb to March 3rd           reply
27/02/2012 13:55 - Announcements
During Gifted Education Awareness Week, Gifted and Talented Network Ireland aims to raise awareness of the presence and needs of gifted children in the classroom. Good teaching is good teaching regardless of a child’s ability. However, the absence of specific training in issues affecting the development of gifted children often leads to these children going unrecognised in the classroom.

Myths and stereotypes about gifted children tend to compound the difficulties they face. This is particularly so because it is often assumed the ‘high achiever’ is the gifted child and that gifted children will do okay no matter what happens. Neither of these is true.

Gifted Education Awareness Week starts with a Twitter chat on Monday 27th on #edchatie at 8.30pm, hosted by Fred Boss of the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE). This will be a good starting point for teachers who want to learn more about giftedness.

A series of posts on a variety of blogs will help spread awareness throughout the week along with updates on Facebook ( and, Twitter (@GTNIrl and #GEAW2012) and Google+

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