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Searching for the invisible: high ability students who are well hidden in the classroom

  • 25 Nov 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Mt Lawley Senior High School,, Address: 65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050

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With Peter Merrotsy
Professor, BDiv Edin., BSc NSW, PhD N.Territory


Invisible gifted students are gifted children and youth whose high learning potential is not known and who significantly perform below their actual ability in the school setting. Gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage (for example low socio-economic status and forced cultural minority status) are particularly at risk of being invisible gifted students.

I have developed a holistic model of identification of invisible gifted students, with three key components (developmental, cognitive, and creative), and have applied it in a range of educational contexts, and primary and secondary school settings, in communities characterised by poverty and in school communities with a high proportion of Aboriginal students. The model is identifying gifted students from backgrounds of disadvantage at a similar proportion to gifted students from the wider population. That is, the model is showing promise as a suitable means of identifying invisible gifted children and youth.

This presentation will provide an overview of the identification model and an outline of the findings from several research projects.

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School Members can send as many staff as they wish 
School Memberships include 2 x AAEGT Journals per year and as many staff that wish to attend events labelled [free to members] as you wish to send, memberships are only $190.

School and Family Members, please register your guests under your School or Families primary email logon account

Peter's talk precedes our 2019 Annual General Meeting,


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Venue: Mt Lawley Senior High School 
Address:65 Woodsome Street, Mount Lawley, Perth Western Australia 6050

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