2014 | 10(44) | 213-220
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Forms of gifted students pedagogical support in Great Britain
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This article examines forms of gifted students support in Great Britain. The aim of the article is to set definitions of the concept "support" and find out the forms of support and their implementation in the universities of Great Britain. The forms are characterized due to their functional character. Research methods are analysis, synthesis, and comparison. The practical significance of the research results is in the experience of talented youth support in Great Britain. The support of gifted youth is given by different organizations such as the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Talented Young People, Mensa, Profoundly and Exceptionally Gifted Youth and others. In the article the author dwells on different form of gifted students’ education – summer school, tutoring, mentoring, e-mentoring. Summer school always took place at one of the universities, but today this form of support for talented young people is considered to be not so successful because young people from far areas do not always take part in summer schools. Mentoring provides a specialized form of educational help for youth whose special educational needs cannot be met at university or college. The role of the mentor is to broaden their charge’s viewpoint, not only in the subject selected, but in aiding their holistic development and to help them think independently and at a higher level. Their aims are to develop interests, originality, initiative and self-direction. Organizing individuals for mentoring calls for care in checking suitability, including responsibility, personality matching, timing, emotional concerns, communication and evaluation. But today the Internet offers educational support for talented youth. Thus, in Great Britain pedagogical support of talented youth is carried out as online mentoring by teachers of universities, enabling the provision of educational support of talented youth from all parts of the country. Innovative forms of support for talented young people through the use of online services in the educational process allows you to create educational and developmental environment in which a wide range of gifted students will have the opportunity to participate in research work on the platforms of leading research centers and universities under the guidance of leading scientists. The further prospects for research is in the Internet mentoring of gifted youth and foreign experience of teaching staff training to work with talented youth.
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