GERRIC: gifted education

The leaders of gifted education research in the southern hemisphere.

GERRIC: Giften education children

First established by Emeritus Professor Miraca Gross in 1991, GERRIC is one of the only substantial centres devoted to gifted education research, professional development of educators, programs for gifted students, courses for parents, gifted program evaluations in schools/school systems, and gifted education resources/information in the Asia Pacific region and the southern hemisphere. It is also one of only about ten such centres worldwide.

Located within the School of Education in the faculty of UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture at the University of New South Wales, GERRIC contributes to many aspects of the education and development of gifted students.

Among our many offerings are the very popular Mini-COGE workshops for educators, school holiday programs for gifted students, masterclasses in gifted education facilitated by renowned experts, and gifted education conferences (including the annual conference “Ignite the Spark” conference hosted in collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Education, the 2017 World Conference and the 2016 Australian national gifted conference).

The School of Education offers undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs in gifted education, including the Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education, Master of Education (Gifted Education), and PhD studies in gifted education.  

We’ve sparked the minds of thousands of gifted children through intellectually stimulating programs across a range of subject areas. 

Whether you’re a teacher interested in helping gifted students thrive, a parent wanting to understand how to support your talented child or an advanced student looking for a greater challenge, GERRIC is for you.

Please explore our website and read about the expertise and opportunities we offer.

A/Professor Jae Yup Jared Jung, Director, GERRIC

What we offer

GERRIC contributes to many aspects of the education and development of gifted students. We offer Mini-COGE Gifted Education workshops for educators, school holiday programs for gifted students, master classes in gifted education and gifted education conferences facilitated by experts in the field. In collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Education, we host the annual conference ‘Ignite the Spark.’ This annual conference focuses on approaches to differentiation in the classroom, whole school and community of schools’ contexts to support students’ learning.  

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When you study teaching at UNSW, you can develop specialist knowledge through our undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs in gifted education. Our offering includes the Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education, Master of Education (Gifted Education) and PhD studies in gifted education. 

Celebrating over 25 years in gifted education

GERRIC is one of only a handful of education facilities worldwide that caters to the support, nurture and advancement of high-ability individuals by including gifted education as a compulsory part of initial teacher education. We are devoted to gifted education research, professional development for educators, programs for gifted students and courses for parents. We champion gifted education through gifted program evaluations in schools and gifted education resources and information. Our school is home to incredible stories of talented students, teachers and parents who’ve benefited significantly from the challenging enrichment programs led by our experts in gifted education.

Leading the way in gifted education research

Researchers at UNSW School of Education share a strong commitment to improving learning and teaching to build stronger educational communities. Our renowned academics in gifted education research are actively engaged in many high-level projects across the national and international level.   

View our compiled list of gifted and talented services to assist parents and teachers in catering for gifted students. We encourage you to use these resources as a starting point in your own research and investigations.

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GERRIC short courses build teacher and leadership capacity through research and ongoing professional learning, enhancing teaching practice. Study with us today and help gifted students flourish in your classroom.

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Our programs expand the minds of bright and inquisitive students in an intellectually challenging, fun and supportive setting. GERRIC leads the study and practice of education in Australia and beyond.

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UNSW School of Education contributes to educational policy and leadership through high impact research. Our academics are renowned at the national and international level for their research contributions to the improvement of teaching and learning.

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