Designing instruction and learning for cognitively gifted pupils in preschool and primary school

A.J. Mooij

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    Abstract

    Young gifted children perform in the top ten per cent in assessments of cognitive, social, expressive or other abilities. The study first considers why, and how, cognitively gifted pupils in particular may face enforced underachievement as early as in preschool. A longitudinal multilevel model is developed to represent various types of interaction between individual pupil variables, home variables, and early educational variables. The theoretical model is then used to design optimal instructional and learning conditions for gifted and other pupils from the start of preschool. The conditions are elucidated in a set of educational, ICT, and learning guidelines to improve play and learning practices in preschool and primary school. Some initial experiences in implementing the guidelines in Dutch preschools and primary schools are discussed and compared with school conditions for pupils with emotional and social disorders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)597-613
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume17
    Issue number6
    Early online date24 Jul 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • cognitively gifted pupils
    • underachievement in preschool/primary school
    • inclusive education
    • multilevel improvement of early education
    • optimal instructional and learning conditions

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