22nd WCGTC Biennial World Conference

When:20 Jul 2017, 2pm - 6pm
21 Jul 2017, 9am - 5pm
22 Jul 2017, 9am - 5pm
23 Jul 2017, 9am - 5pm
Venue:Matthews Theatres and lecture rooms, UNSW Kensington
Who:UNSW School of Education
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Biennial World Gifted Education Conference

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) will hold its 22nd WCGTC Biennial World Conference in Sydney. The event will be hosted by UNSW School of Education, a world-leader in pioneering and innovative work in gifted education, from 20-27 July 2017.

The Biennial World Conference is the official conference of the WCGTC. The event is an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, parents, and other stakeholders to gather from around the globe to discuss the vital matters, issues, and concerns that impact the field of gifted education and gifted and talented children.

Register for the conference here

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Seon-Young Lee - Seoul National University
    Talent Dissemination: A Path Leading into the Future GT Education
  • Dr. Jane Piirto - Ashland University
    Organic Creativity in the Classroom: Teaching to Intuition in Academics and in the Arts.
  • Professor Karen Rogers - University of St. Thomas
    Worth the Effort: Finding and Supporting Twice Exceptional Learners in Schools
  • Mark Scott - New South Wales Department of Education
  • Professor Kirsi Tirri - University of Helsinki
    Holistic Perspectives on Gifted Education for the 21st Century
  • Professor Helen Watt - Monash University
    Harnessing Girls’ and Women’s Talent Potentials in STEM Domains
  • Dr. Jim Watters - Queensland University of Technology
    Contextualising learning in STEM: A realistic pathway for teachers of gifted students

NESA logoCompleting The 22nd WCGTC Biennial World Conference will contribute 18 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standards 1.5.4, 3.3.4, 4.1.4 and 6.3.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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