01 Sep A journey into the mindsets of teachers on a treasure hunt
A journey into the mindsets of teachers on a treasure hunt
Dynamic flash presentation147Franziska Proskawetz Proskawetz, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Everest 1Thu 10:45 - 12:15
We use some terms constantly, synonymously, almost inflationarily, without questioning their meaning. Talent, aptitude and giftedness are such terms. Am I talented if I can make myself a terrific sandwich every day when I'm still in elementary school, despite having very little pocket money? Are only those gifted who get straight A's and B's on their report cards? Especially when it comes to awarding scholarships, the assessment of personal abilities, potentials - talents - seems to play an important role. What do teachers use as a guide when recommending students for scholarship programs, and what mindset leads them to decide who is talented and eligible for a recommendation?