What Do You Know About Gifted Education?

Muad'Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It's shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad'Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.

Frank Herbert in DUNE

Gifted Education is about teaching students who are gifted or talented. This web site summarizes important issues in gifted education as well as providing links to further study material freely available on the World Wide Web. Also, for most chapters, either a number of questions allows self-evaluation on how well concepts have been understood or some alternative activities are provided.

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Intelligence Theories

Theories about Giftedness

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model

Other Interventions for the Gifted

Social-Emotional Needs of the Gifted

On-line Resources

Books Worth Reading

Gifted Education Journals & Newsletters

How does this web site work?

The web pages on this site all start with a short description about one of the sub-topics of gifted education, followed by a more extensive description. Additional material can be found by simply following the web links of which there are three types:

At the end of every page, the sources used in compiling the individual web pages are listed. Also, for most topics some additional resources are recommended.

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Please address any suggestions, critic, and questions to mattgig@freesurf.ch.

Matthias Giger, April 2006 (Update: 16-12-2007)