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Gifted Education

 

 

Rationale and Principles of Gifted Education Policy in Hong Kong

The mission of gifted education is to fully explore and develop the potentials of gifted students systematically and strategically by providing them with opportunities to receive education at appropriate levels in a flexible teaching and learning environment.

To cater to the educational needs of gifted students, we advocate the following principles:

 

 

* Nurturing multiple intelligences is a fundamental goal of quality basic education and should be the mission of ALL schools;
* Gifted education should be part of quality education. The needs of gifted students, like their less able counterparts, should basically be met in their own school;
* A broad definition using multiple intelligences should be adopted;
* Exploring students' thinking and creativity abilities and social skills should be the foci of gifted education.
* Schools should provide sequential and multiple educational activities to gifted students at different levels;
* To compile resources collected from educational parties/bodies as support to schools.

 

 

Operation Mode of Gifted Education in Hong Kong

A three-tier operation mode is adopted in implementing gifted education in Hong Kong:

 This diagram shows the three-tier operation mode in implementing gifted education in Hong Kong

 

Level One: 

 

A:

To immerse the core elements advocated in gifted education i.e. high-order thinking skills, creativity and personal-social competence in the curriculum for ALL students;

B:

To differentiate teaching through appropriate grouping of students to meet the different needs of the groups with enrichment and extension of curriculum across ALL subjects in regular classrooms.

 

Level Two:

 

C:

To conduct pull-out programmes of generic nature within or after regular school hours to allow systematic training for a homogeneous group of students (e.g. Creativity training, leadership training, etc.);

D:

To conduct pull-out programme in specific areas (e.g. Maths, Arts, etc.) within or after regular school hours to allow systematic training for students with outstanding performance in specific domains.

 

Level Three:

 

E:

The Gifted Education Section of EDB and The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education cooperate with or/and commission tertiary institutes/educational organisations/bodies to provide challenging off-site enrichment and extension learning opportunities for exceptionally gifted students nominated by schools.

 

 

 

  

Gifted Education Resources and Support

Policy and Practice

Learning and Teaching ResourcesUpdate

Teacher Professional Development

Competitions and Web Courses

Policy Document & Guideline Chinese PD Framework EDB Web-based Learning Courses
Definition of Giftedness English Professional Development Programmes Student Competitions
Services of GE Section Mathematics Gifted Education Teachers Network  
Tools / References General Studies / Science and Technology EDB Online Foundation Course in Gifted Education  
  General Studies / Humanities    
  Affective Education    
  Cross-subjects    
  Learning and Teaching Resources (1997-2003)    
       

GE Bulletin and Other Resources

Diversity Learning Grant (DLG)

Young Achievers' Gallery 2.0 (YAG 2.0)

GE Community

Gifted Education BulletinUpdate Circular Memorandum What's New Introduction (2015/16)Update
Parent Education Sample Proposal / Evaluation Report About YAG 2.0 GE Community - Primary Schools (2014/15)
Glossary in Gifted Education FAQs Events held at YAG 2.0 in 2016 GE Community - Secondary Schools (2014/15)
Fung Hon Chu Gifted Education Centre   EDB Data Bank of Hong Kong High Achieving Students GE Community - Primary Schools (2013/14)

Gifted Education in Hong Kong - Advertorial

  YAG (Online Virtual Gallery) GE Community - Secondary Schools (2013/14)

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Last review date: 24 August 2016
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