Capitalising on the zeitgeist for mathematically gifted students
Diezmann, Carmel M. (2002) Capitalising on the zeitgeist for mathematically gifted students. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 11(2), pp. 5-10.
Mathematically gifted individuals contribute to society through their knowledge production and leadership in mathematics and other mathematically-oriented disciplines (i.e., science, engineering and technology). In contemporary society, individuals with high-level mathematical capability are essential to ensure the prosperity of society in the "knowledge economy". However, concomitantly with the valuing of these individuals there has been a serious concern that Australia is not producing sufficient individuals with high-level mathematical capabilities. The convergence of the appreciation of the role of the mathematically gifted and the recognition of a shortfall in numbers of individuals with mathematical capability has created a Zeitgeist ─ "a window of opportunity" ─ for enhancing the education of mathematically gifted students. This paper discusses why there is a Zeitgeist for some mathematically gifted students and why other mathematically gifted students may not benefit from these times, and provides suggestions to improve the education of ALL mathematically gifted students.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 AAEGT|
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|Deposited On:||08 Jun 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:25|
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