Course: Gifted Child and Mathematics

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Course title Gifted Child and Mathematics
Course code KPR/7884
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Janečková Miroslava, PaedDr. PhD.
Course content
1. Child with intellectual talent, characteristics and specific symptoms. 2. Implicit theories, pupil with mathematical talent. 3. Models of talent, types of mathematical talent. 4. Teaching and psychological assessment. Working with the consultant's report. Diagnostic tasks. 5. Integrated pupil with mathematical talent, individual education plan. Pupils with disabilities and gifted, gifted pupils - underachievers. 6. The content and forms of education of mathematically gifted pupil, mistakes in his/her education. 7. Differentiation and individualization in mathematics education, educational offer for gifted pupil, the nearest zone development. 8. Tasks for pupils with mathematical talent in primary school - their properties, form and content. 9. Didactic games and their effective utilization. 10. Creating jobs for talented pupil, the method of problem-posing "what if not ...?". Effective control task difficulty. 11. Support creativity, development of divergent thinking. Tasks with divergent and convergent nature. 12. Pedagogical principles in the education of the gifted. Mistakes in the education of gifted. 13. Gifted pupil interaction with the environment, internal motivation and external pressure on the student, working with parents, case study. 14. Gifted pupil teacher. Teacher's portfolio of learning tasks, teaching materials, information sources. 14. Evaluation of teaching and controle of students tasks.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to educate intellectually gifted students so that they do not make mistakes in their education, but on the contrary, to help develop students' talents effectively. Particular attention is paid to the issue of educating a pupil with mathematical talent in primary school. Students will gain basic knowledge in the field of pedagogical diagnostics of mathematical talent, they will get acquainted with various approaches to modify the content and forms of teaching a gifted student. Attention will be focused on the creation of educational offers, selection, creation and solution of suitable learning tasks, but also on the support of social inclusion of gifted students. Students will get acquainted with useful information sources and learn what methods to use them effectively when working with gifted students.
Student: - Knows the basic specific manifestations of gifted school children, especially children with mathematical talent, - knows the basic methods and forms of work with gifted student, - is able to work with the consultant's report as individual education plan pupil, - can create the appropriate mathematical tasks for gifted pupil and integrate them into the educational offer.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in the seminar. Seminar work.
Recommended literature
  • Campbell, J.R. Jak rozvíjet nadání vašich dětí. Praha, 2001.
  • Gardner,H. Dimenze myšlení.Teorie rozmanitých inteligencí. Praha: Portál, 1999.
  • Hříbková, L. Nadání a nadaní.. Grada, Praha, 2009.
  • Makrides, G. Objevování, motivace a podpora matematických talentů na evropských školách: Projekt MATHEU.. Praha, 2006.

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