Gifted Students as Citizens for the Future

Authors: 
Kirsi Tirri

In this paper I argue that gifted students need holistic education that prepares them for their role as citizens for the future. This kind of education promotes global citizens that accept shared responsibility for humanity’s common future. The development of moral domain is a key component in this kind of citizenship education. The concept of spirituality has been introduced to the discussion concerning linkages between citizenship education, moral education and religious education (Tirri, 2007). In the discussion on global citizenship, the spiritual aspect of life is an important dimension to explore in our search for beliefs and values that guide our life. Moral, spiritual and religious questions are part of moral and citizenship education for gifted students.