Evolving Complexity Theory of talent development as a practical guide

Evolving Complexity Theory of talent development as a practical guide

Evolving Complexity Theory of talent development as a practical guide

Workshop75David Dai, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States

Europe 2Fri 15:30 - 17:00

Balanced research and practice

Gifted education is undergoing a paradigm shift, from "serving the gifted" to "developing many and varied talents". Talent development has a broader psychosocial basis than "giftedness" implies, and allow a much more diverse group of individuals to participate in opportunities to realize their potential.

This workshop is meant to give gifted education practitioners (coordinators, teachers, counselors) an introduction to Evolving Complexity Theory of talent development (ECT; Dai, 2017, 2020, 2021) with respect to what, how, and when talent develops, and in what way ECT can inform practice in terms of an overarching ECT-informed policy, as well as specific strategies regarding identification, educational provisions and opportunities, and counseling and guidance.

A significant portion of the workshop will be devoted to interaction between the presenter and the audience, including Q&A and decision making on vignettes and hypothetical scenarios.

_PRACTITIONERS, Counseling and Guidance, Educational provision, Identification, Paradigm shift
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