What is Gifted and Talented Education/Support?

Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or
more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, creative, social
and physical to a degree that places an individual at least among the top 10%
of age peers.

Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or
more areas of human performance to a degree that places an individual at least
among the top 10% of age peers who are or have been active in that field or
fields. (Adapted from Gagné, 2003)

There are a variety of different methods of providing support to these students:
Enriching Education
Acceleration
Differentiated Curriculum
http://www.learningplace.com.au/uploads/documents/store/doc_158_1063_07_DifftoolBox.doc

Streaming and Cluster Groups
Individualised Education Plans and Projects

How do you identify Gifted and Talented Students?
http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/assets/pdf/polsuppid.pdf
http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/assets/pdf/polsuppacc.pdf
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/Gifttal/identification_flowchart.htm
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/programs/gifted/highpotential/nominating.htm


How to you support Gifted and Talented Students?
http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/assets/pdf/polgdl.pdf
http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/assets/pdf/polsuppparent.pdf

Resources:
Gifted and Talented Policies:
NSW - https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/curriculum/schools/gats/PD20040051.shtml
Qld - http://www.learningplace.com.au/publications/default2.asp?pid=4806
Victoria -
U.S. -
U.K.
Web2.0 G&T - http://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us/gateway/documents/EDPT535multimediaSyllabus.doc