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The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) is committed to furthering the education of gifted and talented students across Australia. Established in 1985, the AAEGT currently serves members from a range of backgrounds. Our members are parents, educators, academics/researchers and other professionals whose family or work life brings them in contact with gifted children.

Aussie Educator

Gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains : intellectual, creative, social and physical. Talented students are those whose skills are distinctly above average in one or more areas of human performance.


Gifted children often lead double lives. Intellectually, they may seem like small, eccentric adults, and they may prefer the company of adults, but in many ways they are still children. For this reason, many gifted education experts have doubts about letting gifted students start college several years early. In this talk, you will hear about my experience entering a college environment at age 13. You’ll hear about my successes and failures, the way I interact with the professional and academic world, and what I am learning now as an ex-gifted adult.

Stanford Business School graduate and current Harvard KennedySchool MC/MPA Candidate shedding new light on gifted education.

This is a talk about people that are twice exceptional - which can take many forms. A person could be very intelligent while dealing with Learning Disabilities that would be twice exceptional Dr. Jim Russell (aka Dr. Jim) is a Licensed Counselor working in clinical practice with people who are very bright but who have learning differences. He works with a wide range of "human beings" from preschoolers to seniors.

Allison Kinzer discusses the possible misconceptions, stereotypes, and challenges that gifted students may face. She gives insight on how educators, parents, and others should broaden their attitudes toward those considered gifted. Allison is a 6th grade student at Acera School, a STEM school for gifted students. She pursues passions in Model UN, programming and photography.

Google Podcast

These podcasts will talk about everything from the academic, to the social, emotional and psychological needs of the gifted and talented students.


Six Strategies for Challenging Gifted Learners by Amy Azzam


IEA have already covered some of the best podcasts for gifted learners, so today we turn the focus toward podcasts about gifted learners. These are great resources for parents and educators supporting bright young minds.

Mind Matters Podcasts

Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC has dual Masters degrees in Counseling and Education, and specializes in the area of giftedness throughout the lifespan.