Åsa Morin

Doctoral student
Department of Education and Teachers' Practice Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am a doctoral student in pedagogy. My research is about gifted children. Previously, I worked as a special educator in preschool and before that as a preschool teacher.


I teach in the preschool teacher program in courses on special education and work-based education.


With their rapid development, gifted children often arouse curiosity in their surroundings. Like all individuals, gifted children are different, but there are common denominators and traits that often show up early. Nevertheless, it is a group that is rarely noticed, which tends to have a negative impact on the child's well-being and schooling.

The concept of giftedness is dynamic, which means that it is assigned different meanings depending on the surrounding context. There is no uniform global definition of what giftedness is, which contributes to the difficulty of identifying gifted children.

This dissertation focuses on the fact that there are different notions about this group of children's needs and development opportunities, and that these different notions can in turn complicate the relationship between preschool/school and home as well as between educators, guardians and the children themselves.