Gifted education
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PWVK050
Credits (ECTS)5
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Educational Science;
prof. dr. A.J.M. Hoogeveen
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prof. dr. A.J.M. Hoogeveen
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. A.J.M. Hoogeveen
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prof. dr. A.J.M. Hoogeveen
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Academic year2023
PER4  (08/04/2024 to 12/07/2024)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
After this course the student is able to:
  1. collaborate with others in an action research project considering a specific theme within the general theme of ‘Giftedness’ (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9).
  2. independently find literature and experts in the field (1, 7, 9)
  3. interpret and integrate research findings, opinions and experiences of experts in the field (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  4. make a valuable contribution to the research field or practice of education and/or care for gifted students (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
In the course 'Gifted Education', active and motivated students are welcome to work on a specific theme concerning the broader area of 'Gifted Education'. In the first meeting, students choose from different themes, coming from the educational field and recent research. It is also possible to opt for another, self-selected theme. Students will work in groups. After a short introduction, participants of the different groups will elaborate on their own specific theme, supervised by the teacher, Lianne Hoogeveen. Examples of earlier themes: 'Gifted students with learning and developmental problems', 'Gifted Immigrants', ‘Twice Exceptional Students', 'Underachievement', 'Motivation'. The format of every class is: a short update of every group; a short presentation of a related theme (by Lianne Hoogeveen or a guest teacher); working in groups, supervised by the teacher(s). During the last class, the groups will give short presentations. The final product of this course can be an essay, but creativity is encouraged, so another form of a final product is, after mutual agreement, possible. Apart from the final product, which is a product of the group, every individual student writes a personal logbook, in which (s)he reports on the activities (s)he did and an evaluation about the cooperation in the group. A maximum of 30 students can participate in this course.

This course connects directly to SDG ‘4: Quality Education, and indirectly to SDG ’10: Reduced inequalities’ SDG ‘5: Gender Equality’; SDG 1: No Poverty’, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being’, and SDG ‘8: Decent Work and Economic Growth’.

Presumed foreknowledge
At least a full year of prior study in the field of social sciences
Test information

Given the current situation regarding COVID-19, all information from this course description is expressly subject to change. Future developments in the field of COVID-19 could lead to certain passages no longer corresponding to the descriptions made at the start of the academic year. Therefore, no rights can be derived from the course descriptions.
Required materials
Chapter 1 and 2 of Pfeiffer, S., Shaunessy-Dedrick, E., & Foley-Nicpon, M. (Eds.). (2018). APA handbook of giftedness and talent (First ed., APA handbooks in psychology). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (You don’t have to buy this book: it is available in the library). Students are expected to read these chapters before the course starts.
Students will collect other literature themselves, depending on the theme they have chosen.

Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Short introductory lectures, working in groups, supervised by the teacher (and guest teacher)

Final product
Test weight1
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER4