Socioemotional Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented offers a review of the history and politics of GATE in the United States, setting the stage for a more detailed understanding of the nature of giftedness and talent. This course also explores the social and emotional characteristics unique to diverse gifted individuals, including the impacts of asynchrony; perfectionism; twice exceptionality; among others. Special attention is paid to the needs of multicultural gifted students and English Learners. Strategies for the design and delivery of curriculum that attend to these characteristics will be presented for collaborative discussion. This course is a prerequisite for enrollment in Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education.
Course Number: EDUC-40114
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)