Engaging Gifted Science Students through Astronomy

Hollow, Robert P. (2003) Engaging Gifted Science Students through Astronomy. In: Highlights of Astronomy, Vol. 13, 13 - 26 July 2003, XXVth General Assembly of the IAU - 2003 [Sydney, Australia].


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Astronomy is a subject that poses many deep questions that intrigue students. It can effectively engage gifted and talented science students in their school years. Numerous international and Australian schemes utilize astronomy as a means of challenging and extending such students. Using Gagne's definition, gifted students have potential distinctly above average in one or more of the domains; intellectual, creative, social and physical. Talented students exhibit skills that are distinctly above average in an area of human performance. Such students may comprise about 10-15% of age peers in that field. They may be identified through a variety of means; by teacher, parent or self, sometimes via diagnostic tests, at others through participation in hobbies or other interests.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1076

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