Melanie Wong - PhD Student Profile - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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Melanie Wong



Master of Education (Waikato)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) (AUT)

PhD Project Title

Social construction of giftedness


Professor Missy Morton
Dr Nicola Surtees

Expected Completion of PhD



Country of Origin: New Zealand

Whakaako ki te ako - Learning to learn

Mel is the Research Coordinator in Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland. She actively involves in gifted education and early childhood education communities in NZ.

Research Interests

Gifted education
Social construction
Early childhood education


Wong, M. (2015). Social construction of giftedness. APEX The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education, 19(1).  Retrieved from

Wong, M. & Margrain, V. (2015). The myth busters: Fearless, inclusive teaching for young gifted children. In V. Margrain, C. Murphy & J. Dean (Eds.), Giftedness in the early years: Informing, learning and teaching (pp. 97-118). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.