Position

Lecturer
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Biography

Lesley joined the staff full-time at the beginning of 2005, having worked part time in the School of Education for the previous eight years. She works with students studying in the initial teacher education courses, coordinating the Researching Learners and Learning topics. Lesley coordinates the Gifted Education specialisation working with postgraduate students in the Graduate Certificate (Gifted Education) and Master of Education(Gifted Education) awards. She is currently completing her Doctoral thesis researching leadership for Gifted Education.

Qualifications

Master of Gifted Education, Bachelor of Education (Sec), Diploma of Teaching (Sec)

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008

Topic Coordinator:

  • EDUC4835  Teaching gifted and creative students
  • EDUC8791  Gifted Education: Conceptions of giftedness, intelligence & creativity
  • EDUC9121  Researching Learners and Learning (Primary)
  • EDUC9122  Researching Learners and Learning (Secondary)
  • EDUC9792  Gifted Education: Curriculum and Differentiation
  • EDUC9793  Gifted Education: Program design and evaluation
  • EDUC9794  Gifted Education: Affective development

Research interests

  • Gifted Education
  • Leadership in Gifted Education
  • Problem Based Learning
  • International Baccalaureate

Supervisory interests

  • Australian curriculum general capabilities
  • Creativity
  • Gifted education
  • Professional learning
  • Teaching and learning

RHD research supervision

Completion

Associate supervisor : Twice exceptional (1) ;

Publications

  • Henderson, L.C. (2018). School programs and strategies for gifted learners. In Jolly, Jennifer, L., & Jarvis, Jane, M., ed. Exploring gifted education: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 112-131.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Supporting your gifted and talented child’s achievement and well-being: A resource for parents. Adelaide: Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Supporting your gifted and talented child’s achievement and well-being: A resource for parents. Adelaide, South Australia: AISSA.
  • Jewell, P., Webster, P., Henderson, L., Dodd, J., Paterson, S. and McLaughlin, J. (2011). Teaching Ethics. Care, think and choose. A curriculum-based approach to ethical thinking. Australia: Hawker Brownlow Education.
    [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2016). Beyond the boundaries: Elaborating on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to include the gifted dimension. Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented Biannual Conference 2016.
  • Henderson, L.C. and Stephenson, H.R. (2016). Being RHD learners: Collaborating to strengthen individual pursuits. Quality in Postgraduate Research conference. Adelaide. Apr 2016.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Professional learning for teachers in gifted education. In Illuminating the spectrum of giftedness and talent development. AAEGT/IRATDE conference. Brisbane, Queensland. Mar 2015.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Gifted students in the Australian Curriculum. In Curriculum Matters. ACSA Conference: Curriculum Leadership for a diverse Australia. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2015.
  • Jewell, P.D., Mclaughlin, J., Henderson, L.C., Dodd, J. and Webster, P.M. (2003). Care, think and choose: a panel discussing moral reasoning across the curriculum. In Organising Committee of the 15th Biennial Conference for Gifted Education GTCASA Inc, ed. Gifted 2003: a celebration downunder: conference proceedings. Adelaide, SA: Organising Committee of the 15th Biennial Conference for Gifted Education. 15th World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children. Adelaide, SA. Aug 2003.
  • Jewell, P.D., Webster, P.M., Henderson, L.C., Dodd, J.M., Paterson, S. and Mclaughlin, J. (2007). Four Things a Reasonable Person Knows. Powerful Pedagogies for Learning Resource.
  • Henderson, L.C., Stephenson, H.R., Bissaker, K.A., Alexander, V., Dawadi, D., Heath, J.J., et al. (2016). Being RHD learners in a group supervision model: Collaborating to strengthen individual pursuits. In M. Picard & A. McCulloch, ed. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Quality in postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference. Adelaide, SA: QPR Organising Committee. Quality in postgraduate Research. Adelaide. Apr 2016, pp. 113-119.
  • Henderson, L.C. and Jarvis, J.M. (2016). The Gifted Dimension of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Implications for Professional Learning. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(8) pp. 60-83.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Jarvis, J.M. and Henderson, L. (2014). Defining a coordinated approach to gifted education. Australian Journal of Gifted Education, 23(1) pp. 5-14.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Jarvis, J.M. and Henderson, L. (2012). Current practices in the education of gifted and advanced learners in South Australian schools. Australian Journal of Gifted Education, 21(1) pp. 5-22.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2007). Multi-level selective classes for gifted students. International Education Journal, 8(2) pp. 60-67.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2005). Combining moral philosophy and moral reasoning: The PAVE moral reasoning strategy. International Education Journal, 6(2) pp. 184-193.
    [Scopus]
  • Henderson, L.C. and Farrall, J. (2015). Supporting your gifted and talented child’s achievement and well-being: A resource for parents. Adelaide: --Other (not in list)--.
  • Henderson, L.C., Stephenson, H.R., Bissaker, K.A., Alexander, V., Dawadi, D., Heath, J.J., et al. (2016). Being RHD learners in a group supervision model: Collaborating to strengthen individual pursuits. In M. Picard & A. McCulloch, ed. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Quality in postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference. Adelaide, SA: QPR Organising Committee. Quality in postgraduate Research. Adelaide. Apr 2016, pp. 113-119.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Supporting your gifted and talented child’s achievement and well-being: A resource for parents. Adelaide, South Australia: AISSA.
  • Henderson, L.C. (2015). Supporting your gifted and talented child’s achievement and well-being: A resource for parents. Adelaide: Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.
  • Jewell, P., Webster, P., Henderson, L., Dodd, J., Paterson, S. and McLaughlin, J. (2011). Teaching Ethics. Care, think and choose. A curriculum-based approach to ethical thinking. Australia: Hawker Brownlow Education.
    [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2018). School programs and strategies for gifted learners. In Jolly, Jennifer, L., & Jarvis, Jane, M., ed. Exploring gifted education: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 112-131.
  • Henderson, L.C. and Jarvis, J.M. (2016). The Gifted Dimension of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Implications for Professional Learning. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(8) pp. 60-83.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Jarvis, J.M. and Henderson, L. (2014). Defining a coordinated approach to gifted education. Australian Journal of Gifted Education, 23(1) pp. 5-14.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Jarvis, J.M. and Henderson, L. (2012). Current practices in the education of gifted and advanced learners in South Australian schools. Australian Journal of Gifted Education, 21(1) pp. 5-22.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2007). Multi-level selective classes for gifted students. International Education Journal, 8(2) pp. 60-67.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Henderson, L.C. (2005). Combining moral philosophy and moral reasoning: The PAVE moral reasoning strategy. International Education Journal, 6(2) pp. 184-193.
    [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Past president & committee member, current member, Gifted and Talented Children's Association, South Australia (GTCASA)
President, Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
Member, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC)
Member, European Council for High Ability (ECHA)

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Education - Gifted

Interests

  • Education - Gifted

Contact

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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