Objectives of project
- Identify significantly gifted children who are remarkably advanced in Science and Mathematics.
- Identify pool of mentors who are willing to guide gifted children.
- Develop intellectually stimulating partnership between mentors and mentees through accelerated programs.
- Analyse and review the learning graph of the mentees over a period of time.
What is Giftedness?
Giftedness is a universal phenomenon. It can be contextualized/operationalized as per the need of the society.
Giftedness is developmental and fluidic in nature. Giftedness is not the sum total of intelligence and achievement; it is much broader, open and wider in conceptualization.
Giftedness is a combination of inherent natural traits and optimizing potentials.
Are you Gifted?
A child may not be gifted all the time. Giftedness can be manifested in observable behavior only when a child is provided with stimulating context. Gifted traits can exists in varied domains of human personality, such as, cognitive, social, emotional and physical etc. Identification of gifted children is not a static state. It is a dynamic process which is defined by the constantly changing paradigm of social needs and individual needs.
Potentially gifted children need both, cognitive and emotional scaffolding to realize their potentials and gifts. Gifted children have significantly different learning needs as compared to their age group. A stimulating, challenging and emotionally secure learning environment is important to meet the learning needs of gifted children. A gifted child may have highly advanced cognitive needs, but, may have normal physical/social and other needs, typical to their age group.