Gifted Education

Gifted Education in Carmel

Introduction

Carmel has adopted the three-tier operation mode suggested by the Education Bureau in implementing gifted education.  This comprehensive model facilitates the provision of gifted education at the classroom level (Level 1), through pull-out programmes within or after regular school hours (Level 2) and by means of enrichment and extension learning opportunities outside of school (Level 3).  Effective implementation of gifted education does not only systematically and strategically develop the potentials of gifted students, but it also powerfully addresses learner diversity.

 Three-tier Operation Mode

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Gifted Education in Operation 

Gifted education provision in Carmel is undertaken by the Academic Affairs Committee, the Elite Program Co-ordination Committee, the Extra-Curricular Activities Committee and subject departments.  Between 2010 and 2013, the focus was solely on developing Level 2 and Level 3, and from September 2013, all three levels of the operation mode are worked on.

 

Level 1A and 1B

Level 2C and 2D

Level 3E  

 

The Way Forward

One significant insight that is gained from our involvement in gifted education is that this endeavour benefits not only gifted learners but all students.  Strategies that  reinforce higher-order thinking, creativity, personal-social competence and differentiate content and the learning process are crucial not only for gifted learners, but students of any ability.  Gifted education will continue to develop in Carmel, as it provides one effective means to cater for learner diversity.

 

Useful Websites

The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education

http://ge.hkage.org.hk/en/ 

Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, HKSAR

http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/curriculum-development/major-level-of-edu/gifted/index.html

Programme for Gifted and Talented, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

http://www.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/pgt/

The Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

http://www.cdgt.ust.hk/eng/

Education Bureau Web-based Learning Course

http://gifted.proj.hkedcity.net/

 

Elite Program Coordinating Committee

Committee Chairperson:        Mr. Ho Hok Leong

Committee Members:            Mrs. Pun Cheung Yee Shan