10711 Giftedness and Special Talents 1
Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Education
Author: Avner Ziv. The materials include a reader of articles translated into Hebrew.
The course acquaints students with the area of intellectual giftedness and special talents, through central theories and empirical studies in the area. It discusses the special needs and unique problems that characterize gifted children, from the cognitive, social and emotional point of view, and examines various internal and external factors that influence the realization of these children’s potential. The course presents various programs aimed at fostering gifted children and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. The second part of the course deals with various issues concerning gifted children with learning disabilities.
Topics: Part I: Talent, giftedness and excellence; Intelligence – the basis of giftedness; Special talents and creativity; Excellence and the factors necessary for its realization; Fostering excellence. Part II: Differential definition, identification and diagnosis of gifted children with learning disabilities; Characteristics of gifted children with learning disabilities; Assignation of gifted children with learning disabilities; Teaching strategies; Parents of gifted children with learning disabilities.
1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.