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1. Gifted and Talented Identification and Provision: PsychologyGifted and talented students will be identified through the use of GCSE and ALIS data as wellas the…
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  • 1. Gifted and Talented Identification and Provision: PsychologyGifted and talented students will be identified through the use of GCSE and ALIS data as wellas the subjective opinion of the class teacher. Whole school identification of G and Tstudents will also be used if available. Students who are gifted in psychology are likely to Be imaginative Read widely around the subject Be interested in finding out about themselves and how the mind works Enjoy researching contemporary issues in psychology and applying psychological theories and perspectives to explain a range of phenomena Be inquisitive about why certain humans display certain behaviours, often being dissatisfied with simplified explanations and generalisations Ask many questions suggesting that they are willing to hypothesise and speculate on different theories Use a variety of strategies for finding the required information Question the conclusions of others Be able to decide quickly how to carry out appropriate research and manipulate the necessary variables Consider alternative strategies to deal with extended questions Make connections quickly between facts and concepts learned, using more extensive vocabulary than their peers Understand the many different models in psychology and use these to explain different perspectives Enjoy debating ideas and have the ability to understand a variety of viewpointsTeaching Gifted and Talented Students in PsychologyThe following strategies are either already in place, or planned for 2010 – 2011 (seeDepartmental Development Plan) to support and extend Gifted and Talented students inpsychology Monitoring and tracking the progress of G and T students and encourage these students to monitor and review their own progress regularly (this applies to all psychology students) Targeting more challenging questions at gifted students during whole class and individual questioning Setting more challenging essays for gifted students Setting individual research projects for gifted students Giving students access to more demanding texts/ ICT based information
  • 2. Encouraging students to make links with local University psychology departmentsEncouraging participation in the extra-curricular Psychology Club activity, which givesstudents the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the subject through study ofwider areas of interest. It also offers the chance to engage in research projects anddevelop their understanding of research methodologyHighlighting relevant TV programmes and offering the opportunity to discussknowledge gainedOffering more open ended tasks which rely on higher level skills such as synthesisand evaluationOffering extension tasks and further reading within all topicsEncouraging G and T students to take part in national psychology competitions andinitiatives Cate Amsdorf - October 2010
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