THE EXPERIENCE OF IMPLEMENTING PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR GIFTED CHILDREN ON THE BASIS OF REGIONAL INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL CENTERS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
1 Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
2 Tula State University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
3 Russian State University for the Humanities (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The article under consideration is devoted to the issue of effective experience of working with gifted children in various areas of their giftedness, such as achievements in studies, sports, art, since schoolchildren who have received significant results during their studies at school sometimes do not find themselves in adult life. The task of providing a "social mobility" to gifted children in the modern conditions of a volatile and competitive economy has become even more urgent.
Therefore, despite the considerable experience of working with gifted children, and existing successes in this direction, it is necessary to integrate the existing mechanisms of finding and supporting gifted children into the national educational system and to supply it with a number of new forms of such work, provided they are successfully tested in practice.
For this purpose, the Concept of pedagogical and psychological support for gifted children of Tula region (the Concept) has been developed. The purpose of the Concept is to create conditions for achieving success and fulfilling the potential of a gifted person within the framework of their further professional activity for the benefit of the person, society and the state.
The article considers the most well-known modern foreign models of giftedness, which served as the basis for creating methods for identifying, teaching and developing gifted children. The authors also highlight the interdisciplinary approach to teaching gifted learners as the most popular in Russian schools. Of interest are the approaches to the problem of professional support for gifted children, which are reflected in the Concept. As the example, the authors describe the work of a Support Center for Gifted Children, which was established in the region. The main task of the Center is the development of a system of work with gifted children, the creation of classes for in-depth study of the humanities and natural science disciplines, specialized and pre-specialized classes, the implementation of additional general education programs.
The main idea of the article is to show the importance of search and support of gifted children and their social adaptation. The authors analyze the effectiveness of the federal educational program, which was launched in 2018 in the Tula region. It is aimed at early identification, development and further professional support of gifted children who have shown outstanding abilities in the field of arts, sports, natural science disciplines, as well as in technical creativity.
The authors believe that the Support Center for Gifted Children can be considered a good basis for the realization of children's talents and an effective platform for their successful socialization and professional self-determination. As the result, education is focused on the children’s personality, which contributes to its maximum disclosure and development of the potential of giftedness, humane, careful attitude to the personality of a child, a young person, the priority of her interests and values; continuity and sustainability in the psychological, pedagogical, informational, organizational and resource support of the developing personality; care for the integration of gifted children into society.
Keywords: Support for gifted children, gifted children, pedagogical and psychological support, social adaptation, educational system, regional innovative educational centers.