Title of Session: Gifted Education : Constraints and Opportunities
Guest speaker: Prof James Watters, QUT
Date: Thursday , April 1, 2010
Time: 8.30pm -10pm
Venue: Dewan Arif, Blok Pentadbiran, Fakulti Pendidikan , Universiti Malaya

Admission is FREE.  Please register via email to aileen_then@yahoo.com or sms 016 2741688

About our guest speaker…

Prof. James Watters is an Associate Professor in Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His areas of research interest include: learning in science and mathematics, inquiry based science, investigations in mathematics, problem based learning, gifted education, and teacher professional development at all levels of education.  He has supervised graduate students working in these areas and continues to explore more effective ways of supporting teachers to challenge students gifted in science and mathematics.
Prof Watters is also vice president of the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented students and Queensland Director of the Australasian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. Prof. Watters is also Chairperson for  Funding Committee of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (2006 – ).
He has received the QUT Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2000 and awards for science education and gifted education initiatives.

This will be an informal session and Prof Watters plans to talk about how Queensland Association for the Gifted and Talented works to support parents and relate to schools to address the constraints and opportunities faced for the gifted in the educational system. As he is somewhat familiar with the constraints in Malaysia’s school system, having trained teachers in Institut Perguruan Raja Melewar (IPRM), he indicated we could have a lively discussion on ideas that could be implemented in Malaysia.

In the Q&A session, the audience are free to ask any other questions relating to his expertise.

Do tell your friends, especially friends and educators about this exciting, not-to-be-missed session and hope to see you there!

Kind regards

Persatuan Untuk Kanak-kanak Bergeliga, Malaysia

National Association for Gifted Children, Malaysia


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