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ACT Gifted Families Support Group guest speaker presentation

The Career Decisions of Gifted Students

by Jae Jung Phd

In this presentation, the multiple factors that influence the career decisions of gifted students (e.g., ability, interest, multipotentiality, perfectionism, intellectual challenge, gender role expectations), the types of careers that gifted students typically aspire to (i.e., “investigative” and “realistic” careers), and the career decision-making processes of gifted students will be discussed. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts on what teachers and parents could do to best support the career decisions of gifted students.

Jae Jung, PhD, is a senior lecturer and a GERRIC senior research fellow in the School of Education at The University of New South Wales. The focus of his research is on the decision-making of gifted adolescents on topics such as careers, university entrance, and friendships, usually incorporating motivational and cultural perspectives. His research has been published in journals including Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted and Roeper Review. He is the editor of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education.

When: 7:00 pm Wednesday 30th May 2018
Where: Library, Senior Site, Gold Creek Senior School 130 Kelleway Ave, Nicholls ACT 2913 Tickets: Members of ACT GFSG free,

non- members $30
Members may also bring their child’s teacher for free

Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-the-career-decisions-of-gifted- children-by-dr-jae-jung-tickets-45883337297

Membership forms are available at: http://actgifted.com.au/wp- content/uploads/2018/03/Membership-form-New-2018.pdf

For further information please email Elizabeth at actgifted@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will be held:
When: Tuesday 24th October 2017

Where: Dickson Tradies Club, 2 Badham St, Dickson ACT 2602

Pre- Meeting Dinner: 6:30 pm (for those early birds or people coming straight from work)

AGM: commencing: 7:30pm (where we can have coffee and dessert with our meeting)

Following presentation: Thoughts and Information from the World Conference 2017

Lucky Door Prize: All members attending the annual general meeting will go into the draw for the book “Miraca Gross, In Her Own Write: A Lifetime in Gifted Education” which is a collection of some of her papers and book chapters.

Attendance: Please let Elizabeth Singer (actgifted@gmail.com) know if you are coming, to make sure there is a copy of the presentation handout prepared for you.
Please come along and meet the committee and other members of the association.

Family Fish and Chips

When: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Starting at: 5:30pm

Where: Snapper on the Lake, Mariner Place, Yarralumla (part of the Yarralumla Yacht Club complex).

Host: Christie Hartfiel

Following a very successful trial of “family fish and chips” during the October school holidays we are introducing this as a regular part of our events schedule. Enjoy great company, fish and chips (menu
http://www.cscc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Snapper-Menu-DL-Spring-2017_Web.pdf )
It starts early to encourage families with young children to attend the event and still be home for bedtime.


End of year Parents Dinner

When: 7:00pm Tuesday 21st November 2017

Where: Yarralumla Yacht Club Restaurant, Mariner Place, Yarralumla

Special Guest: Dr Natalie Rimlinger

RSVP: As we will need to book, please let us know you are coming through Facebook or email actgifted@gmail.com by Monday 20th November 2017.