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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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, reflecting 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ESG504 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Resource kit for gifted identification and support
Inquiry report: issue in contemporary gifted ed.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.