Contribute to research

The VAGTC supports academic research to further the field of gifted education.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the research studies listed below, please click on the links to gain access to the study.

The VAGTC does not endorse any studies that are conducted outside the VAGTC, nor is the VAGTC responsible for any outcomes that may result in any research participation. It is recommended for all participants to read through all the documentation provided by the Researcher prior to proceeding in any research.

For Researchers:

If you are an academic researcher please email with details of your research, ethics approvals and links to your research.

What experiences do children and young people have of psycho-educational assessment and reports?

We are seeking to recruit children and young people, aged between 10 and 18 years, to take part in a study to understand their experiences of psycho-educational assessment and the associated report.

Few studies have investigated report writing from the perspective of children. It is anticipated that the results of this research will provide additional insight into how psychologists can structure their report writing practice to benefit children and their education.

Participation is confidential and will involve a 30 to 45 minutes interview. Each child will receive a $10 Coles Voucher in appreciation of their time.

This project is being conducted by Joanne Lindelauf, under the supervision of Dr Andrea Reupert and Dr Kate Jacobs, as part of her PhD project in the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

The study has ethics approval from Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee.

For more information, please contact Joanne at


Received: October 03, 2018

Expires: June 01, 2019

University of New South Wales (UNSW) research to explore teachers' perceptions of leaders' roles and leadership required for a global society.

An opportunity to participate in an international research project

Are you a secondary school teacher? Have you taught gifted students?

If you have answered yes to both of these questions, you are invited to participate in an international research project involving three countries (Australia, the United States, and Korea) on teacher perceptions of the role of leaders and leadership in the global world. To participate, you only need to complete an anonymous online survey that is expected to take approximately 10-15 minutes. The online questionnaire takes around 10-15 minutes to complete and is located here.

All participants who wish to leave their contact details will go into a draw to receive one of five $40 Amazon gift cards.

Study notes

It is noted that any information that can be identified with any participating teachers will remain strictly confidential and disclosed only with their permission unless disclosure is required by law. The research team will be the only people with access to the collected data, which will be stored in a secure, safe and central location within The University of New South Wales.

The research study aims to examine the conceptions of leadership held by secondary teachers of gifted students. You have been invited because you are either studying a postgraduate gifted education course at UNSW Sydney, attended a gifted education event hosted by UNSW Sydney, or are a member of an Australian gifted education association.

Before you decide to participate in this research study, we need to ensure that it is ok for you to take part. The research study is looking to recruit people who meet the following criteria:

·       Role as a teacher in a secondary school setting

·       Experience in teaching gifted students

Participation in any research study is voluntary. If you do not want to take part, you do not have to.

If you decide you want to take part in the research study, you will be asked to:

·       Read the information carefully (ask questions if necessary);

·       Complete the online questionnaire.

The research team intends to publish and report the results of the research study in a variety of ways. All information published will be done in a way that will not identify you. If you would like to receive a copy of the results, you can let the research team know by contacting Jae Yup Jung (email: We will only use these details to send you the results of the research.

The person you may need to contact will depend on the nature of your query. If you require further information regarding this study or if you have any problems which may be related to your involvement in the study, you can contact the following member/s of the research team:

Research Team Contact

Jae Yup Jung
Senior Lecturer
(02) 9385 8629

Participant information statement and research details can be found here

Closing date: September 30, 2018

Invitation to Participate in a GERRIC Gifted Education Study

Homeschooling Gifted/High Ability students in Australia:  Comparative qualitative case study research

Dr Conejeros, Endeavour Scholarship Fellow, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Dr Susen Smith, GERRIC Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, UNSW Sydney are seeking volunteer research participants to examine Homeschooling for gifted/high ability students (HC180379).

Would the research study be a good fit for me?

The study might be a good fit for you if:

·         You are a family that is doing home education.

·         You have a Gifted/High Ability child who is being homeschooled.

·         Your Gifted/High Ability child is between 7 and 14 years’ old.

·         You are willing to participate in the research project.

·         Your son/daughter is willing to participate in the research project.

What would happen if I took part in the research study? 

If you decide to take part:

·      Parents/guardians would be interviewed about motivations, experiences, and expectations related to Homeschooling and your interview will be recorded.

·      Your son/daughter will be interviewed about his/her experiences with homeschooling and his/her interview will be recorded.

·      One day of your Homeschool will be observed at your home.

Will I be paid to take part in the research study? 

There are no additional costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you or the participant be paid.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact:

Name: Dr. Leonor Conejeros Solar


Announcement: July 30, 2018

Closing: December 31, 2018