Thriving Minds

Symposium for Gifted Education

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Perth 26th August

What to Expect on the Day


09:30 - 10:30Julie Arliss Introduction: The Battle against one’s Own Stupidity
10:30 - 11:00Morning tea
11:00 - 11:45Julie Arliss: The Future as Blended. Upskill: online teaching and learning for gifted students.
11:45 - 12:30Swap Meet – sharing of ideas and networking
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Julie Arliss: Logic, the Gifted Student’s Edge : Logic and alternative facts.

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1. The Battle against one’s own Stupidity

What is a gifted child and what is the nature of our concern for him or her? Is testing for giftedness enough and what is it about the best teachers that encourages them to thrive and prepare them for the ‘long littleness’ of ‘life’.

2. The Future as Blended. Upskill: online teaching and learning for gifted students

This session will introduce delegates to online learning specifically designed forgifted students and explain how this can help with workload and improve overall performance, while the teacher maintains full oversight.

3. Swap Meet – sharing of ideas and networking

Delegate opportunity to share expertise with members of the GATE community in WA and build better together. Come ready to share your favourite approach or resource. Please contact us if you would like a 5-10 minute opportunity to showcase.

4. Logic, the Gifted Student’s Edge : Logic and alternative facts.

It is more important than ever to be able to equip gifted students with the tools they need to discern fact from fiction. This multi-media lecture will resource teachers with an overview of classical ideas of truth and logic and the role of contemporary social media in re-shaping these ideas. The session will consider some of the best ways to show gifted students how logic functions, looking particularly at deduction,induction and abduction, as well as the place of logic in post-modern reasoning.


Julie Arliss

A Farmington Scholar at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, Julie Arliss is a highly accomplished teacher and author. She is a well-known international educator of gifted students with a gift for making the complex simple, and the simple complex. She is committed to the provision of world-class extension activities for these students, to extend their reach well beyond the curriculum to new areas of knowledge. She is a former principal examiner for Cambridge International Examinations and founder of Academy Learning.


Servite College
134 Cape Street
Tuart Hill
WA 6060



A fixed fee of $95 including light refreshments.