Tracey Riley: Fostering Opportunities for your child to connect with like-minded peers
Date: Friday 8 May 2015, Time: 7.30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre @ Kavanagh College Rattray St, Dunedin (just below the lights at Rattray St/Arthur St) Entry Fee: OAGC Members: FREE Non-Members: Gold coin
Abstract A team of researchers has been exploring what gifted kids look for in like-minded peers, and, in a nutshell, it is someone who thinks in similar ways about similar things. But anyone who is a mum or dad of a gifted child will know that these like-minded peers can sometimes be few and far between. How can we foster like-minded friendships and why are these important for our children? In this session, we will explore the research on likemindedness and what it means for parents and their children. There will be time for open discussion, questions and (some!) answers.
Bio Tracy Riley is an Associate Professor specialising in gifted and talented education at Massey University's Institute of Education. Tracy is a leader in the field, highly sought after for her expertise about educating gifted children. She is also the mother of four young adults and one very bright grandson!