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Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels Jul 2008

Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels

Rozz Albon

If, as some people believe, university teaching is all about allowing or enabling students to attain their full potential, rather than merely creating more ‘bricks in the wall’, gifted students provide a particularly thorny problem for teaching academics in the contemporary university environment. Many gifted students, by the time they reach university, have long since established, in their attempts to ‘fit in’, how to hide their special talents. A university environment may well be the final formal opportunity for gifted students to be accepted as such, and most importantly, for them to take better advantage of these capabilities in their ...