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Excellence Beyond Borders - Breaking down Barriers in Gifted Education

Radboud University

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For a long time we believed that smart students would make it on their own. That however, is a misconception. Smart students can rapidly adapt to expectations and their peers thus covering up their giftedness. The Excellence Beyond Borders - Breaking down Barriers in Gifted Education programme is delivered by Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School.

Overview

Giftedness is more than IQ. Physical, musical, social and creative abilities are involved. In this course you will study how personal characteristics such as motivation and performance anxiety, abilities, and surroundings influence each other. We will discuss how to identify the needs of a gifted student. Gut feelings will be compared with research results. You are asked to be critical, discussing difficult situations like 'how do we encourage talent without being elitists?', 'do we want people to excel?'. You will be critical of both the way you work and your own talents and talent development. You will investigate the conflict between stimulating talent and being fearful of doing so. Do we want people to excel? Do we ourselves dare excel?

Excellence Beyond Borders - Breaking down Barriers in Gifted Education programme is delivered by Radboud University Nijmegen.

International experts will challenge you to look beyond the accepted views on giftedness. To look beyond protocols. And beyond national borders. This international Master's specialisation will train you to be a scientist practitioner. After completion you will be able to use both knowledge and skills in your work as a pedagogue, teacher, educational advisor, policy maker, researcher at schools, school advisory services, (governmental) organisations and research centres.

Learning outcome

After this course you are able to:

  • Apply general theories of giftedness in pedagogical and didactic settings;
  • Apply the learning to your own work setting;
  • Disseminate a scientific based vision on gifted education to colleagues, administration and policy makers;
  • Show critical understanding of the theories and principles related to gifted education, drawing on a range of literature and using reflection on practical experience to evaluate them;
  • Analyse critically legislation and policy relating to gifted education in light ofthe theories and research;
  • Use the theories and research to analyse the experiences of learners and the quality of gifted education in a familiar context and to identify and justify improvement action critically;
  • Present clear opinions and positions on the issues raised, based on personal reflection in ways that demonstrate empathy with people;
  • Use practical tools to help you work with gifted students in their work environment;

Programme Structure

  • Practical strategies will be explored and developed during the course. We will focus on learning and the learner thus moves beyond issues of identification giving teachers the opportunity to think about provision and support.
  • Many gifted students are often bored at school and don't find the curriculum challenging enough. We will look at enrichment and extension activities available to the gifted child in both school and outside school environments. Gifted students can, for example, benefit from taking university style courses with the exposure to new material and the more challenging curriculum providing the additional academic stimulation. 
  • This also has a social benefit with the students getting to mix with like-minded peers. The course will look at successful applications of enrichment models and help participants to set up similar style programmes in their own environments.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

2 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a bachelor degree (or nearly finishing the bachelor); experience with or a strong interest in supporting gifted people in learning and living.
Admission Documents
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Early bird fee: € 450/ € 540, deadline early bird: 1 March 2021

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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