Mar 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDEL 405 - Societal and Cultural Perceptions of Giftedness


Exploration of the cultural and societal influences that shape perceptions of what it means to be “gifted” and the implications for the appropriate education of highly capable learners.

Prerequisite: junior standing. Acceptance into TPP or have a valid WA teaching certificate.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare definitions of giftedness and identification of individuals with gifts and talents, including those with  diverse backgrounds  and/or exceptional learning needs.
  • Compare the cognitive and affective characteristics of gifted and talented learners, including those from diverse backgrounds, in intellectual, academic, creative, leadership, and artistic domains.
  • Explain the similarities and differences among gifted and talented learners as well as compared to the general population.
  • Analyze the academic and affective characteristics and learning needs of gifted and talented learners, including the underachieving and twice-exceptional student.
  • Evaluate the influences of different beliefs, traditions, and values across and within diverse groups on relationships among gifted and talented learners, their families, schools, and communities.
  • Advocate for the benefit of gifted and talented learners and their families.

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