Dealing with diversity – An honors program for students of teacher training starting in Muenster

  • Christian Fischer International Centre for the Study of Giftedness, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Julia Gillhaus International Centre for the Study of Giftedness, University of Muenster, Germany
  • David Rott International Centre for the Study of Giftedness, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Vivian van Gerven International Centre for the Study of Giftedness, University of Muenster, Germany
Keywords: giftedness, honors program, teacher training students

Abstract

Dealing with diversity is a main topic in teacher education in Germany. One aspect which is often inadequately represented is gifted education in this context. Often dealing with diversity starts with a negative point of view: which difficulties does the student have? Another point of access in classroom could be a focus on the individual potentials. The idea of giftedness and talents gives another point of view to this topic.

First a short overview about Giftedness and Learning is given. The leading idea of diversity in school is following. With the Challenge and Support Project, a best practice example is given for illustration.

Published
2017-04-19