General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Creative Education for Gifted Children
Language English
Module lecturer PhD Michalina Kasprzak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-CE-11-a


Monday, 13.15-16.30

Address: Szamarzewskiego 89 Street, Building D, classroom 002.

Classes start on 26 February 2024. The detailed timetable will be presented in 1st class.

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Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


  1. Introduction. Discussion about gifted and talented children and the group’s integrity.
  2. Basic information about the concept of a gifted and talented child (in the literature, the concept of ability and talent, the concept of the gifted child of learning difficulties).
  3. Basic knowledge about the creative concept of education. Information about creative tasks for students.
  4. The teacher’s competences of supporting gifted and talented children.
  5. The pupil as a gifted or talented child. Characteristics and methods of diagnosis.
  6. Identifying gifted children and analysis of available diagnostic tools for gifted children.
  7. The selected pedagogical and psychological concepts and methods of creativity and giftedness. Student presentations.
  8. Overview of creative methods, forms and ways of working with gifted and talented children (in the context of supporting child’s development).
  9. The creative methods and techniques of work with gifted and talented children - individual and group work.
  10. Planning creative activities for gifted and talented children in education. Work in groups.
  11. Conducting creative activities for gifted children. Work in groups.
  12. Conducting creative activities for gifted children. Work in groups. Discussion and evaluation.
  13. European Union countries' perspective of gifted and talented pupils. Presentations.
  14. Gifted and talented children in international and multicultural environments.
  15. The deadline for submitting creative tasks, evaluation, summary and reflection.

Reading list

  1. Gil Lee Y. (2013). The Teaching Method of Creative Education. Creative Education. Vol. 4. No. 8A. p. 25-30.
  2. Heller K. A., Monks F. J., Subotnik R., Stenberg R. J. (ed.), (2002). International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent. Elsevier Science.  
  3. Johnsen, S. (2005). Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide. Prufrock Press. Texas.
  4. Magro C. (2017). Escuelas Creativas. Un viaje hacia el cambio educativo. Fundación Telefónica, Liberdúplex, Madrid – España.
  5. Miller A. (1996). The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self. Revised Edition by Basic Books. New York.
  6. NCCA. (2007). Gifted and Talented Pupils Guidelines for Teachers. CCEA. Belfast.
  7. Píriz Giménez N. (2016). Profile of Promoters and Hindering Teachers Creativity: Own or Shared? Creative Education. No. 7. p. 1436-1443.
  8. Pontes de França-Freitas M. L., Del Prette A., Pereira Del Prette Z. A. (2014). Social skills of gifted and talented children. Estudos de Psicologia. 19(4). p. 288-295.
  9. Ribeiro Piske F. H., Stoltz T., Machado J. (2014). Creative Education for Gifted Children. Creative Education. No. 5. p. 347-352.
  10. Webb J. T., Meckstroth E. A., Tolan S. S. (2008). Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers. Great Potential Press. Tucson. Arizona.