Postgraduate taught 

Inclusive Education: Research, Policy & Practice MEd

Highly Able Learners, Raising Attainment & Achievement EDUC5356

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will aid reflection on and consideration of personal and professional contexts in relation to the educational challenge we offer those pupils who might be described as being 'highly able' or 'gifted and talented.' 


Semester 2 -

Day course: 5 consecutive days, 9.30-3.30pm

Evening course: 2x 5 hr days plus 5x 2hr evening sessions (April - June)

Distance course: 2 x 5hr days plus online study (April - June)


Class essay 4000 words

Course Aims

1.To assist students to reflect on personal and professional beliefs related to the nature of intelligence;

2.To investigate the nature of intelligence through the examination of theory, research and relevant literature;

3.To consider critically current practice and provision related to the education o
f highly able/gifted and talented learners.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes.

Knowledge and Understanding

Show critical understanding of the theoretical debate related to intelligence and the education of highly able/gifted children and young people

Skills and Other Attributes

Intellectual skills

Reflect critically on personal and professional attitudes to the education of highly able/gifted and talented learners, using understanding of the theoretical debate.

Reflect critically on practice and provision for highly able/gifted and talented learners, using understanding of the theoretical debate.

Transferable/key skills

Write sensitively and positively about the issues, presenting a clear personal position.

Demonstrate a professional quality of written communication in the assignment, keeping within the word limit and including referencing and bibliography in accordance with programme guidelines

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

As per Schedule A