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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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Talent Development: Stages, Steps, and Strategies

Thursday, 20 July 2017
12:45 - 15:45

Mathews 104

Dr Julia Link Roberts
Western Kentucky University

Since its inception talent development has been a goal of gifted education. What does talent development look like in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well in the humanities and the visual and performing arts. What are the stages in talent development, and what strategies facilitate the development of talent? What are characteristics of facilitators of talent development, and what steps highlight maximum opportunities for developing talent? This session will examine the theoretical basis of talent development and share research that has been done on the high-level development of talent. Participants will discuss various models for talent development, including classes, schools, and out-of-school opportunities.


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