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Catering for the Exceptionally Able Student

This webinar will explore how the exceptionally able student was defined in the past and how exceptional ability is currently understood. It will examine how we identify their learning needs and what approaches and methodologies are best suited in meeting these needs. Lastly, it will discuss how schools can effectively plan to identify, assess and monitor their progress.

Dr Margaret O’ Donnell is a senior lecturer with the University of East London (UEL).
She has wide experience in the field of research, special education, teacher education, curriculum studies, assessment and educational policy and practice. She held the post of Director, Curriculum and Assessment, with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) where her primary responsibilities related to the production and drafting of the Guidelines for Teachers of Students with General Learning Disabilities, Guidelines for Teachers of the Exceptionally Able Student, and developing a DVD for parents –The What, How and Why of your Child’s Learning.

She was a member of the Special Education Department in St Patrick’s College (now DCU) for many years and is still involved in supporting online professional development in special education for primary and post primary teachers. The areas of interest to her are Inclusion, Mild General Learning Disabilities, Exceptionally Able Pupils and Teacher Resilience.

Course Details

Start Date 15-11-2021 7:00 pm
End Date 15-11-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 15-11-2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr. Margaret O'Donnell
Number Hours 1
Location Online


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