Lecture empowers teachers to work with gifted students
On Thursday, December 26, a lecture entitled “Myths and Truths on Children’s Giftedness” took place at the Institute for Contemporary Education. The speaker was Ljiljana Lazarević, teacher, creator of the national pilot project “Empowering Teachers and Associates to Work with Gifted Children”, coordinator of the Serbian EPoC team for primary education, Serbia’s best educator for 2019, and member of ICE.
Our colleagues had the opportunity to learn about giftedness, how to identify gifted children and how teachers can contribute to their development. The speaker presented numerous examples on how to empower gifted children through project-based learning, mentorship, differentiated learning and the development of divergent thinking.
Lazarević highlighted the key problems teachers face when working with gifted students. She also encouraged them to dispel myths and overcome prejudice concerning gifted students through counselling, developing materials, testing teaching methods, working directly with gifted students and sharing ideas with colleagues.
Teachers working with gifted students are primarily advised to focus their work on:
- developing their entrepreneurial abilities;
- activism and research;
- outdoor activities;
- key word usage;
- developing critical thinking.
Ljiljana Lazarević and ICE made sure the colleagues can access the presentation HERE. If you cannot do so, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +381 (0)11/40-11-260.