TEACHING AND LEARNING

Since arriving at Purdue in 2015, Professor Pereira has taught four courses in Gifted, Creative, and Talented (GCT) Studies, including a new advanced GCT course, EDPS 591 (Talent Development in STEM), which he designed and implemented in 2019. He has had a supervisory role for EDPS 540 (Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children) and is the EDPS 540 course leader in the online Curriculum & Instruction master’s program. He applies strategies commonly used with gifted and talented students in all of his courses: a student-centered approach, flexible grouping, and practical/hands-on activities. His 

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goal is to prepare students to be exemplary researchers, teachers, and leaders in the field of gifted and talented education. He is a highly effective mentor of students, as evidenced by their awards, publications, grants, and multi-level service. He has also mentored 6 undergraduate students in special programs that involve them in research.

Courses Taught

 

EDPS 540: Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children

EDPS 545: Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students 

EDPS 591: Talent Development in STEM

EDPS 631: Seminar in Gifted Education

Advisee’s Awards and Grants

 

Aakash Chowkase received the 2020 Mensa Gifted Education Fellowship ($5,000).

Jaret Hodges (Ph.D., 2018), Juliana Tay (Ph.D., 2019), Ophélie Desmet (Ph.D., 2020), and Professor Pereira received the 2019 Pathbreaker Award. 

 

Ophélie Desmet, Professor Pereira, and Bea Younker (Tippecanoe School Corporation) received a Synergy Grant ($2,033) from Purdue’s College of Education. Ophélie Desmet and Professor Pereira received the Hollingworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children and a research grant from the American Psychological Foundation. 

 

Ophélie Desmet received the 2019 Feldhusen Doctoral Student Fellowship Award ($2,000).

 

Ophélie Desmet won first place in Behavioral and Social Sciences at Purdue’s 2018 Sigma Xi Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Research Poster Competition.

 

National Association for Gifted Children Research Gala Awards

 

2019: Ophélie Desmet (second place for completed research at the doctoral level); Aakash Chowkase (first place for completed research at the non-doctoral level).

 

2018: Ophelie Desmet (with co-author Hyeseong Lee) (second place for completed research at the doctoral level). 

 

2017: Abdulah Tuzgen (first place for in-progress research at the non-doctoral level).

2016: Ophélie Desmet (first place for completed research at the non-doctoral level).