Mrs Lesley Henderson


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.67)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.


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

Honours, awards and grants
Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
Key responsibilities

Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education; Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education

Teaching interests

Gifted Education, International Baccalaureate Education, Educational Psychology, Ethics in Education

Topic coordinator
EDUC9121 Researching Learners and Learning (Primary)
EDUC9122 Researching Learners and Learning (Secondary)
EDUC1243 Understanding and teaching diverse learners (Primary)
EDUC1244 Understanding and teaching diverse learners (Secondary)
EDUC9852 Ethics in Education
EDUC8791 Understanding gifted learners
EDUC4835 Educating gifted learners
EDUC8821 IB Curriculum Foundations
EDUC9823 Teaching Learning and Assessment in the International Baccalaureate
EDUC9794 Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Learners
EDUC9793 Design Thinking to develop and evaluate educational programs
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Twice exceptional (1)
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