Μajor intellectual outputs of the project will be:
(a) A training curriculum – syllabus for familiarizing prospective primary teachers with the details of inclusive gifted education. Modern teaching strategies will be used for implementing the curriculum, with “experiential learning” playing the pivotal role.
Key components of the training curriculum will be:
-Nature of giftedness and characteristics of gifted and talented students (advantages and disadvantages)
-Underachievement of gifted students
-Strategies for implementing gifted and talented education (development of emotional, cognitive and social skills)
-Types of gifted and talented education and the importance of inclusive education
-Instructional management of inclusive gifted education (scenarios of inclusive practice for gifted and talented learners)
Specific foci of the training curriculum will be:
-Embracing diversity and implementing inclusion
-Specialized grading criteria
(b) VR resources, utilizing scenarios of gifted students facing difficulties with proper functioning in ordinary classrooms, and requiring inclusive education.
Prospective teachers’ knowledge on inclusive gifted education will be evaluated before the beginning and upon the closure of the training program, in order for effectiveness of the program to be decided.