Gifted Education



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Gifted Education Fund: Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes

  • Gifted students of primary and secondary levels
  • Four off-school advanced learning programmes to be organised by academics / educators of local post-secondary institutions for gifted students
  • Application Period: 1 April to 15 May, 2020
Affective Education of Gifted Students and Supporting Strategies of Twice-exceptional Students (Pamphlet)
資優學生的情意教育及支援雙重特殊資優學生的策略 (小冊子)
[In Chinese only]
  • School personnel from primary and secondary schools
  • To introduce the affective educational needs of gifted students (including twice-exceptional students) and resources including the related supporting strategies.

Inclusion Pavilion – Gifted Education/

[In Chinese only]
  • 雙重特殊資優生:有注意力不足/過度活躍症的資優生
  • 雙重特殊資優生:有讀寫困難的資優生
  • 雙重特殊資優生:有自閉症的資優生
  • School personnel from primary and secondary schools
  • Parents
  • For teachers and parents to understand the needs of twice-exceptional students and effective supporting strategies

資優生情意輔導攻略- 處理資優生課堂的情緒和行為問題

[In Chinese only]

  • School personnel from primary and secondary schools
  • Parents

  • Assists teachers and parents to understand the affective characteristics of gifted students
  • Analyses the learning and affective needs of different types (including underachievers and twice-exceptional) of gifted students through 12 authentic primary and secondary school student cases
  • Provides immediate, short-term and medium-term strategies to support gifted students from various perspectives
Gifted Education NewsletterUpdate
  • School personnel from primary and secondary schools
  • Parents
  • For teachers and parents to understand the latest development in gifted education

中國語文菁英計劃 2019 / 20

[In Chinese only]

  • 小四至中三學生
  • 決賽延期至2020年5月13日(星期三)舉行,有關名單及程序請參閱比賽網頁。

Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award 2019 / 20
Primary 4 to Secondary 4 students



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.


Implementation of Gifted Education in Hong Kong


The Education Bureau encourages schools to adopt the “Three-Tier Implementation Model” to plan and implement their school-based gifted education. The core elements advocated in gifted education, i.e. higher-order thinking skills, creativity and personal-social competence should also be immersed in whole-school curriculum planning of Level 1 and 2.


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




Level 1 refers to using pedagogies that could tap the potential of students in creativity, critical thinking, problem solving or leadership, etc. in the regular classroom;


Level 2 refers to offering pull-out programmes in disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas for the more able students within the school setting; and


Level 3 refers to provision of learning opportunities for the exceptionally gifted students in the form of specialist training outside the school setting.




Gifted Education Resources and Support

Policy and Practice

Learning and Teaching Resources



Policy Document & Guideline
Definition of Giftedness
Gifted Education Fund and The Advisory Committee on Gifted Education
General Studies / Science and Technology
General Studies / Humanities
Affective Education


Affective Education for Gifted Students

Support for 2E Students

Teacher Professional Development

Student competitions and Web-based Learning Courses

Other Resources

Diversity Learning Grant

PD Framework
Professional Development Programmes
EDB Online Foundation Course for Teachers - Gifted Education
Student CompetitionsUpdate
Web-based Learning Courses for Gifted/More Able Students
Gifted Education Newsletter

Gifted Education Bulletin
Young Achievers' Stories
Parent Tips
Tools / References
Glossary in Gifted Education
Gifted Education Year PlannerUpdate


Circular Memorandum
Sample Proposal / Evaluation Report

Young Achievers' Gallery 2.0
(YAG 2.0)

Gifted Education School Network Initiative


What's New
About YAG 2.0
Events held at YAG 2.0 

EDB Data Bank of Hong Kong High Achieving Students
YAG (Online Virtual Gallery)
YAG (Text-only version)
YAG History Gallery
Opening Hours
Contact Us

Sharing of Resources
Hong Kong Development
The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Fung Hon Chu Gifted Education Centre
Questions & Answers
Useful Links
Gifted Education - Contact Us
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