This term, our Wondering and Wandering through Curious Minds after-school course commenced with an array of gifted girls from different schools around Perth. The girls span a range of ages and draw on their character strengths of curiosity, appreciation of beauty and excellence, and open-mindedness as they inquire and investigate the BIG questions they are […]Read more "Wondering and wandering through creative minds"
How do you provide students room to move, think, wonder, ponder and explore ideas? To think creatively, trial ideas, imagine possibilities and dream fiercely? During the July holiday break, I ran a course through the Imaginarium for gifted girls in Years 4 to 8 to foster creative thinking through the application of possibilities with access […]Read more "Allowing students room for creative thinking and its application"
The recent July holidays saw gifted girls from Years 5 to 9 learn how artificial intelligence (AI) drives robotics. The unique aspect of this Imaginarium course was applying a concept that is quite ‘futuristic’ at a school level, as education is always following the industry. This course allowed students to start to move ahead with […]Read more "Creating Artificial Intelligence: An Imaginarium course from the July holidays"
Our upcoming October holidays sees a range of courses for gifted girls in Western Australia who attend any school. The courses run from Tuesday 25 September through to Friday 29 September and cover a range of topics, incorporating guest expert presentations, excursions and much more. The link to the courses is: http://www.trybooking.com/XQUR If you have […]Read more "October holiday courses 2018"
Mentoring is noted as one of the most effective pedagogical strategies when implemented with gifted students, with mentees highly valuing the psychosocial and vocational benefits. When implemented with students who are twice-exceptional, mentorships can play a significant role in their positive development with the mentor recognising and supporting the development of their strengths. Though […]Read more "Developing a mentoring programme with alumni"
Introducing gifted girls to a range of careers has been highlighted frequently, as valuable in supporting them to think creatively and productively about their future career interests. Research signifies that gifted students may exhibit an extensive repertoire of knowledge regarding careers, however, this information is often received much later than required. Some gifted students acquire […]Read more "Gifted Girls and Vocational Development"
On Monday afternoons, the Unlock your Potential course has seen the girls’ resilience and perseverance build as they collaboratively work with their team. Each team worked through complex puzzles, identifying and searching for inferential clues, problem-solving their way through a range of topics from women’s suffrage to weather systems. The puzzles have not been easy, […]Read more "What a way to start 2018…"
Recently I was speaking with a gifted student who asserted she didn’t like working in groups, specifically the collaboration aspect. “It seems to be all about the process of collaborating, rather than the task or the learning outcome. I am an independent learner; I prefer to work by myself, not with other students,” she […]Read more "Catering for Gifted Students in the Classroom"
The Imaginarium is a place where gifted girls are encouraged to develop their gifts and interests through a diverse range of courses. Courses are open to gifted girls from any school throughout Western Australia, and are held after school and during holidays. I’d like you to meet an incredible young lady with artistic flair. Doone […]Read more "Participant profile: Doone"
The Imaginarium is a place where gifted girls are encouraged to develop their gifts and interests through a diverse range of courses. Courses are open to gifted girls from any school throughout Western Australia, and are held after school and during the holidays. I’d like you to meet Mr Daniel Kaars, who will facilitate our […]Read more "Introducing one of our Imaginarium facilitators, Mr Daniel Kaars"