The Project Strategies for Talented and Gifted Pupils’ Teachers
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The Project titled “Strategies for Talented and Gifted Pupils' Teachers (2015-1-TR01-KA201-021420)” is approved by The Turkish National Agency and financed by the Erasmus + (School Education) Programme of The European Commission.
Our project "Strategies for Talented and Gifted Pupils' Teachers" was selected as a good project example to The Cross Sectoral Programme in the Erasmus+ Programme by The Turkish National Agency. The project was presented to the representatives of different sectors at The Turkish National Agency premises on 15.03.2016.
Giftedness and Talent
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Giftedness is one of the domains whose meaning and scope have been continuously discussed in parallel with intelligence but yet can’t be defined thoroughly. It is a complex concept and its definitions change frequently according to ever-updated perceptions of the nature of intelligence. Most widely used definition of giftedness and talent is that of Françoys Gagné (2003). According to Gagné “Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains: intellectual, creative, social and physical. Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.”
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Professionalising in Teaching
Education is the key factor for each individual to grow as a person who has advanced skills which feature in today's work life that requires continuous innovation and further improvements. Within educational institutions, teaching professionals are the most important determinants of how learners perform. Thereby, teachers are considered as the key to improving the performance of the learners. Research suggests that teachers' impact on students' achievements is nearly %50 comparing to other environmental factors and students' personal characteristics and investing on teachers' continuous professional development is more essential than making efforts with improving the life quality of the society as a whole.
Aim and Objectives of The Project
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While it is crucial not to neglect the needs of children, who fall behind, it is also extremely important that children, who excel and have outstanding potential, are not left back from reaching their full performances and improve their social skills.
Aim of The Project
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission in the scope of Erasmus + Programme conducted by TR, European Union Ministry, Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes (The Turkish National Agency, http://www.ua.gov.tr). This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Turkish National Agency or European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained therein.