A Gift from the National Association of Gifted Children Malaysia (NAGCM)
Posted by nydp-azimah on 29 March 2010 23:39
The National Association for Gifted Children, Malaysia (NAGCM) takes great pleasure in inviting the SMK Seri Hartamas community to an informal session on gifted education with Associate Professor James Watters from Queensland University of Technology as follows:

Title of Session: Gifted Education : Constraints and Opportunities
Guest speaker: Prof James Watters, QUT
Date: Thursday , April 1, 2010
Time: 8.30pm -10pm
Venue: Dewan Arif, Blok Pentadbiran, Fakulti Pendidikan , Universiti Malaya

Admission is FREE. Please register via email to president@nagcm.org or sms 017 870 8712.

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Dear Principal and Friends,

The National Association for Gifted Children, Malaysia (NAGCM) takes great pleasure in inviting the SKM Sri Hartamas community to an informal session on gifted education with Associate Professor James Watters from Queensland University of Technology.

Details are as follows:

Title of Session: Gifted Education : Constraints and Opportunities
Guest speaker: Prof James Watters, QUT
Date: Thursday , April 1, 2010
Time: 8.30pm -10pm
Venue: Dewan Arif, Blok Pentadbiran, Fakulti Pendidikan , Universiti Malaya

Admission is FREE.
Please register via email to president@nagcm.org or sms 017 870 8712

About our guest speaker...

Prof. James Watters is an Associate Professor in Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His areas of research interest include: learning in science and mathematics, inquiry based science, investigations in mathematics, problem based learning, gifted education, and teacher professional development at all levels of education. He has supervised graduate students working in these areas and continues to explore more effective ways of supporting teachers to challenge students gifted in science and mathematics.

Jim is also vice president of the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented students and Queensland Director of the Australasian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. Jim is also Chairperson for Funding Committee of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (2006 - ).

He has received the QUT Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2000 and awards for science education and gifted education initiatives.

http://www.gifted2010.com.au/wp-content/uploads/dr-jim-watters.pdf

At this informal session, Prof Watters will talk about how Queensland Association for the Gifted and Talented works to support parents and the Asssociation's relationship with schools to address the constraints faced and opportunities available for the gifted. He expects a lively discussion with the audience with respect to the Malaysian scenario.

In the Q&A session, the audience is free to ask any other questions relating to his expertise.

Looking forward to your attendance at this exciting session.

Kind regards
Zuhairah Ali

President
Persatuan Untuk Kanak-kanak Bergeliga, Malaysia
National Association for Gifted Children, Malaysia
www.nagcm.org