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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: 



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;


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:



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.);


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:



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.







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Last review date: 16 June 2016
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