Gagné's differentiated model of giftedness and talent in Australian education

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It is commonly stated that in Australia Gagné's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent is generally referred to, applied, used, or adopted in most contexts related to the education and support of gifted and talented children and youth. To examine the extent to which this claim is true, an analysis was conducted of policy and related documents, as well as websites and grey literature, published or made public by key educational bodies and by associations whose concern is the gifted and/or the talented. The evidence from this analysis shows that in fact at least some of this claim as stated is simply not the case. In particular, it was found that most of those who do refer to Gagné or his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent, with or without a reference, tend to quote, or partially quote, only the definitions of giftedness and of talent, then make little if any further reference to the model itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-42
Number of pages14
JournalAustralasian Journal of Gifted Education
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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In: Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, Vol. 26, No. 2, 01.12.2017, p. 29-42.

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