2018 Speakers

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




We are excited to present the following guest speakers this year:






Dr Jae Jung from UNSW GERRIC.  

Where: Gold Creek High School

When: 7.00pm – 30th May, 2018

Cost: FREE for members, $30 non-members, accompanied teachers are free.

Ticket information coming soon.


Dr. Catherine Wormald from UOW (TBC)

Where: TBC

When: 7.00pm 6th September, 2018

Cost: $15 for members, $30 non-members, accompanied teachers are free.

Ticket information coming soon.