ESG504 Providing Challenging Learning for Gifted Students (8)

This subject is designed to focus on models and strategies for providing challenging learning for gifted learners. Students will critically investigate strategies of differentiation, acceleration, enrichment and extension in the context of inclusive classrooms. Further analysis in the light of current policy and research findings in gifted education will require students to theorise the value of various provisions and reflect on their impact for professional practice.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESG504. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) students are required to seek approval from the Course Director.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • 1. Analyse the differing learning needs of the gifted community to create effective profiles that will inform educator planning
  • 2. Demonstrate an understanding of differentiation, acceleration, enrichment and extension across inclusive settings
  • 3. Plan classroom learning experiences that synthesise individual student profiles with pedagogical approaches, relfecting current research and best practice
  • 4. Articulate a personal stance in relation to catering for the needs of gifted learners, based on current research and best practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Learning needs and profiles of gifted students
- Strategy selection indicators and frameworks
- Acceleration
- Differentiation
- Enrichment
- Extension
- Classroom strategies and pedagogies relevant to gifted students

- Current policies within education settings


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.