02 Sep Cross-school subject acceleration with focus on content and skills
Cross-school subject acceleration with focus on content and skills
Paper presentation183Kim Kiekens, SPRING-STOF vzw, Leuven, Belgium; Saskia Buyckx, SPRING-STOF vzw, Leuven, Belgium
AsiaFri 10:30 - 12:00
Balanced research and practice
The conclusion from research is clear: for gifted students, no intervention is as effective as acceleration. Accelerated students perform better, both academically and socially. Acceleration includes early entrance, grade skipping and subject acceleration. Despite decades of research confirming these findings, many practitioners are still not convinced of the need for and benefits from acceleration for gifted students.With SPRING-STOF, we translate this research based evidence into practice. We guide students (age 9-17) in subject accelerations in different topics (Dutch, History, Maths, Science) with focus on content (standard curriculum) and on skills needed for successful acceleration.For parents, we create the environment their child needs but misses in school. For schools, we share our expertise in working together, setting up a combined curriculum (partly at school, partly at SPRING-STOF).SPRING-STOF is the first and only Belgian organisation offering guidance in (subject) acceleration, co-working with the regular schools of our students.
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