The Leaders of Gifted Education Research in the Southern Hemisphere
Welcome to GERRIC.
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 Arts and Social Sciences 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, masters classes 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.
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 as well as 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.
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.