02 Sep Exploring Issues of Identifying Twice Exceptional Learners through Case Studies
Exploring Issues of Identifying Twice Exceptional Learners through Case Studies
Paper presentation168Wendy Behrens, Minnesota Department of Education, United States
North AmericaFri 15:30 - 17:00
Using case studies for professional development provides a meaningful context for considering many of the most complex issues in gifted education. Case studies encourage detailed analysis and critical reflection through which educators may consider a variety of multidimensional issues such as identification of at-risk students, differentiated instruction, implementation of grouping practices, meeting social and emotional needs, underachievement, limited resources, and serving twice exceptional students. Bridging theory and practice case studies provide educators, administrators, and psychologists with the opportunity to anticipate issues they may encounter and to be able to resolve any problems arising from those issues. The presenters will model the presentation of a case study, with a dilemma that will engage the education professional and encourage detailed analysis and critical reflection. The methodologies presented will include discussion questions and activities intended to extend learning and enhance understanding.