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Balanced research and practice Many professionals working in the gifted field resonate with Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration (TPD). For some, it remains an elusive theory. In this workshop we will dive into the personality development of the world-renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg. By connecting her...

Practice based Dropouts and their surroundings often feel desperate. They feel like they have an inadequate skillset to manage the complex learning situation (of the youngsters). In this talk, based on qualitative research in the Netherlands and personal contacts with (the network of) gifted students/dropouts, Akke...

Practice based Maimonides Fund’s Future Scientists Center operates a national structure for academic level programming in the sciences, for gifted and talented students throughout Israel. The Center provides middle school and high school students with opportunities to participate in a range of challenging academic programs in...

Scientific The aim of this study is to describe the experiences of non-formal education practitioners in noticing, supporting and creating possibilities for the development of adult learners' gifts and talents. 17 focus-group interviews conducted with 64 non-formal education practitioners showed that adult giftedness is often associated...

Balanced research and practice SchuMaS is a joint project that provides research-based and practice-oriented support for 200 schools serving disadvantaged communities in all German states. One of the main focuses of the SchuMaS topic cluster School Development and Leadership is on developing and testing, in partnership...

Balanced research and practice According to Kočvarová, Machů and Petrujová (2016), more than 46% of lower secondary education teachers (n = 922) in the Czech Republic reported their university preparation programs and professional learning experiences lacked the topic of giftedness. However, those teachers with more experience...

Balanced research and practice Systematic preschool gifted education programs rarely exist in public elementary schools. The current study explored the perceptions of 16 preschool teachers (general and special education teachers) from two public schools in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding their views about various...