Gifted children: How to Bring Out Full Potential?

Gifted and talented students are not a homogeneous group, they are varied and unique. There is no list of characteristics of gifted students which could be used to guide identification for this student population. It is the recognition of different forms of giftedness and talents in students and the direction of their abilities that is a huge challenge for many teachers. Due to their diversity, their characteristics can vary based on various factors: gender, sociocultural group, presence of disability or age.

To teach gifted students as successfully as possible, it is necessary to start by thinking about the needs of these students by creating an appropriate profile of students and differentiating the educational process, using appropriate tasks, creating a quality curriculum, a flexible grouping of students, continuous evaluation and use of appropriate teaching strategies. Also, every teacher should be able to recognize what is essential for creating a positive and enjoyable work environment, which has a big impact on how well students perform in our class. Gifted students, just like other students, need help in developing their abilities. Without teachers and appropriately curriculums, these students may fail to achieve their potential.


The objectives of this course is to:

  • prepare and support teachers to work effectively with gifted children
  • be familiar with key characteristics and needs of gifted students and receive guidance to help identify them
  • learn and practice teaching methods and strategies tailored to each student in the class
  • be familiar with teaching strategies that utilize technology
  • learn how to monitor progress and evaluate gifted students
  • share ideas and examples of good practice with other participants
  • improve language and communication skills
  • learn how to create a positive and enjoyable work environment for all students



  • Participants arrival
  • Meeting in a hotel
  • Practical information about the city, currency, etc.
  • Dinner in one of Vukovar restaurants


  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the week activities
  • Ice breaking activities
  • Presentation of the participants’ schools
  • Learning key characteristics and needs of gifted students


  • Elements of a good learning experience
  • Differentiation of everyday teaching
  • Setting individual goals
  • Group exercises
  • Practical activities


  • Methods and strategies for gifted students
  • Nurturing creative thinking
  • Adapting Problem-based learning for gifted students
  • Developing research skills in gifted students
  • Practical activities


  • Leadership potential of gifted students
  • Cooperative learning and gifted students
  • Teaching strategies that utilize technology
  • Flipped classroom and Escape room


  • Assessment of gifted children
  • Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Evaluation methods for gifted students
  • Practical activities
  • Certificates ceremony
  • Writing reviews

Contact course organisers directly:

Vukovar, Croatia