The ‘real’ nature of intellectual giftedness.

Lieu : École Internationale de Genève

Intervenant : Gagné Françoys

Prof. Francoys Gagne is a world leader in gifted education, research and scholarship.  He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He is known for his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent.

Langue : en

Françoys Gagné Honorary Professor of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal Canada. The ‘real’ nature of intellectual giftedness. This presentation springs from a conviction that clear and focused definitions should be preferred to fuzzy and overly inclusive ones. It begins with a survey of the participants’ core image of a ‘gifted’ person. Then, the presenter discusses common definitions of giftedness, and well-known checklists of ‘cognitive characteristics’ of gifted individuals. The goal: separate the wheat from the chaff! He then identifies which characteristics constitute the core of the intellectual giftedness concept, and which are either peripheral, or even irrelevant. This discussion leads to the proposal of a clear and operational definition of intellectual giftedness, as well as suggestions on how to identify intellectually gifted persons.