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2.11.1 Leading and teaching for adolescent talent development: One high school’s SEAL experience from an insider and outsider’s perspective

Box Hill High School has the largest Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program in a Victorian state government school. The principal initiated a teaching/research project partnership with Monash University for three consecutive years to provide a Professional Learning unit with assessment for teachers at the school to be exposed to the evidence-based research literature in gifted education and talent development taught at an equivalent Master’s level. The aim of this project was to investigate these experienced teachers’ beliefs and understandings about teaching and nurturing adolescents’ talents. Findings from this research will be shared alongside the principal’s perspective.

Author(s):

Kate Mitchell
mitchell.kate.k@edumail.vic.gov.au
Box Hill High School
Australia

Kate Mitchell, [M.Ed(gifted ed), B.Comm., Dip. Ed] has been an educator, Victorian State Government schools for 20+ years, taking on many school leadership roles - curriculum development, student welfare, coordination of the largest Select Entry Acceleration Learning (SEAL) program in a high school. In 2007 she became first female Principal, Box Hill High School. In 2011, she was seconded to position of Acting Regional Network leader to support 30 Primary and Secondary School Principals. In 2013, she was invited to join Victorian Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented Expert Reference Group. She is a strong advocate gifted and talented students.

Leonie Kronborg
Leonie.Kronborg@monash.edu
Monash University
Australia

Dr. Leonie Kronborg, Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Studies in Gifted Education at the Faculty of Education, Monash University teaches gifted education at pre-service and post graduate level, and supervises PhD students with research interests in gifted education and talent development. She is a past president of the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted Children and elected Executive Member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, 2013-2017. She gained the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013; is Co-Editor of Gifted and Talented International journal and on the Editorial Board of Australasian Journal of Gifted Education.

 

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