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Postgraduate course

Education for gifted and talented children

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeSPED315
  • Number of semesters1
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students should have the following learning outcomes defined as knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The student..

  • Has knowledge about, and can critically reflect upon gifted education in an international and national context
  • Has insight into and understanding of relevant theories on giftedness
  • Has knowledge about, and can critically reflect upon different methods of facilitation for gifted children


The student..

  • Can describe and outline what characterizes gifted children
  • Can discuss various theories regarding giftedness and how they differentiate from each other
  • Can describe different methods for facilitation and discuss their usefulness
  • Can discuss how different methods of facilitation can be implemented in school.

General competence

The student..

  • Can critically reflect on questions regarding professional, ethical and educational policy, regarding gifted children, both on an individual and systemic level.
  • Can convey and discuss different research questions andidentify dilemmas regarding giftedness and gifted children in an international or national context.