How do you provide students room to think creatively, trial ideas, imagine possibilities and dream fiercely? As our students grow older, their creativity decreases at a rapid rate so we must encourage them to develop their creative thinking skills and consider possibilities for the future.
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We need to cater for gifted students in our classrooms by supporting and developing their intellectual, social, and emotional needs. How do you cater for gifted students in your class?
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Theories show perfectionism is a construct with multiple dimensions which can have positive or negative effects on our girls. How can we implement strategies to counteract the ramifications of perfectionist tendencies within our gifted and highly able students?
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The dynamic learning and teaching process of allowing students to lead their own learning allows them to have a voice, which is valued, nurtured and developed.
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Imaginarium courses are designed using a holistic approach to support gifted girls’ positive social and emotional growth, foster curiosity and creativity, and challenge cognitive ability.
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Imaginarium courses are set within innovative learning environments known as flexible learning spaces. These are supported with appropriate pedagogical adaptations for gifted girls.
Through a range of approaches unique to the characteristics of the gifted girls attending, flexible learning spaces help to enhance cognitive and social learning outcomes, foster new friendships, encourage collaboration, and stimulate curiosity.
Flexible learning spaces afford participants the opportunity to move around and work where they feel comfortable and stimulated. Participants can work in small groups or sometimes independently as each challenge sees fit, and the teacher and mentors are able to conference and coach each small group based on their needs, in a space where they are comfortable.
The Imaginarium courses run during the most recent school holidays were set up in the Senior School Science building, where smaller collaborative spaces contained moveable furniture. The open space allowed participants to spread out to where they were comfortable, particularly when working with the robotics equipment.
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