This book offers an overview of programmes designed to support the learning of gifted and talented students in STEM subjects, both to allow them to meet their potential and to encourage them to proceed towards careers in STEM areas. The chapters from a range of national contexts report on perspectives, approaches and projects in gifted education in STEM subjects. These contributions provide a picture of the state of research and practice in this area, both to inform further research and development, and to support classroom teachers in their day-to-day work. Chapters have been written with practitioners in mind, but include relevant scholarly citations to the literature. The book includes some contributions illustrating research and practice in specific STEM areas, and others which bridge across different STEM subjects. The volume also includes an introductory theoretical chapter exploring the implications for gifted learners of how 'STEM' is understood and organized within the school curriculums.

chapter 1|19 pages

Knowledge sans frontières?

Conceptualising STEM in the curriculum to facilitate creativity and knowledge integration

chapter 2|11 pages

Developing STEM talent in the early school years

STEM Starters and its next generation scale-up

chapter 8|18 pages

‘It’s great to be able to talk and discuss with other talented mathematicians’

AskNRICH, an Internet opportunity for connecting like-minded gifted learners

chapter 9|20 pages

Learning science through PROFILES

Are there any benefits for gifted students in elementary school?

chapter 11|14 pages

Challenging gifted students in science

The German Science Olympiads

chapter 16|19 pages

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics) education for gifted young children

A glocal approach to science education for gifted young children