About the project
This is a 2 year EU funded project that aims to support teachers and parents who have Gifted and Talented children (GAT children). It involves knowledge generation and sharing between 6 countries: Italy, Lithuania, Spain, United Kingdom Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The Programme entitled Europe 2020: A European Strategy for smart, green and inclusive growth, adopted by the European Commission in 2010, includes as one of its three basic priorities the quest for smart growth through the development of an economy based on knowledge and innovation. From this point of view, the education of all citizens can be seen as a key resource through which to guarantee the future of the European Union. This includes improved detection, educational care and support for highly able children and young people.
This GATE Project plays a part in this as it explores how teachers and parents might be supported to:
- Further develop the cognitive (thinking), affective (emotional) and relational (social) skills and characteristics of GAT students.
- Looking at the current situation in the Member States, there is much variation when it comes to detecting and providing educational care and support for particularly gifted students. It is also clear that there is a need to improve educational practices and activities aimed at this type of student – something that is influenced by the scarcity of targeted teacher training in this area.
Therefore in this project the aims are:
To further enable teachers and parents to identify students with high abilities and to support their learning in the most appropriate way.
To support teachers and parents to further improve these student’s intellectual capacities and their socio-emotional development.