Gifted Education School Network
Rationales and Purposes
Gifted education is a part of quality education and nurturing gifted/ more able students should be seen as one way of catering for learner diversity. To develop and implement school-based gifted programmes systematically and strategically, subject teachers’ understanding of the gifted education curriculum design and strategies is equally important to the leadership of school management and GE co-ordinators. Gifted Education School Network (the “Network”) aims to facilitate professional exchanges and sharing of experience among frontline teachers of the same Key Learning Areas (KLAs)/ domain, implement theories relevant to gifted education, and provide good practices and references for the enhancement of school-based gifted programmes. The purposes of the Network are:
- to facilitate and enhance the holistic planning of school-based gifted programmes, devise and implement appropriate school-based gifted programmes and deploy differentiated instructional strategies that gear to the learning/ affective needs of gifted/ more able students in collaboration with teachers;
- to strengthen teachers’ understanding of gifted education, build up teachers’ capacity to address and cater for learner diversity (especially for gifted/ more able students), continue to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching; and
- to share and promote good practices and references that are conducive to effective school-based gifted education and facilitate exchanges among schools.
Curriculum leaders including GE co-ordinators, panel heads, KLA/domain co-ordinators, and teachers who are enthusiastic about promotion of school-based gifted programmes and enjoy working together to explore effective strategies that cater for the learning/ affective needs of gifted/ more able students.
The Network covers different KLAs/ domain, including: Chinese Language Education, English Language Education, Mathematics Education, Personal, Social & Humanities Education (Primary General Studies and Secondary Chinese History/ Citizenship, Economics and Society), STEAM Education and affective education. Through organising network meetings, open class, inter-school visits and experience sharing session, it is hoped that schools would be able to plan and implement their school-based gifted programmes, strengthen inter-school sharing and foster professional growth of teachers.
- Fostering teachers’ understanding of gifted education and promoting school-based gifted education
- Enhancing the professional capacity of teachers in catering for learner diversity and increasing the effectiveness of learning and teaching
- Designing learning and teaching resources that address the learning needs of gifted/ more able students in different KLAs/ domain
- Building a professional learning community and providing a platform for teachers from different schools to share good practices
- Developing a greater pool of gifted education learning and teaching resources
Expectations on Participating Schools
Teachers of the participating schools are expected to:
- actively participate in network meetings, inter-school visits and experience sharing sessions;
- share with other teachers of the Network their experiences in planning and implementing school-based gifted programmes and the materials and resources they develop;
- open their classrooms for observation and conduct professional sharing;
- devise and develop learning and teaching materials for school-based gifted programmes in collaboration with Curriculum Development Officers (The copyright of these materials will be co-owned by the EDB and the schools concerned. The EDB also reserves the right to compile and refine the materials before disseminating them for education purposes); and
- observe strictly their legal obligations and, in all cases, comply with the Copyright Ordinance in developing school-based learning and teaching materials.
For enquiry, please contact Gifted Education Section on 3698 3480.