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4.1 Keynote - Seon-Young Lee

Sunday, 23 July 2017
08:30 - 09:30


Dr. Seon-Young Lee
Seoul National University

Talent Dissemination: A Path Leading into the Future GT Education

For decades, gifted education has paved the path for talent identification and development, and yet less attention has been given to post talent development for gifted students. Although gifted students are considered as a social asset able to make positive changes for future society, research and practice in the field have rarely advocated disseminating their talent for society as a whole. Is talent development an ultimate goal of gifted education? This session will review and diagnose issues in gifted education today and suggest a new path for gifted education that goes beyond the present talent development movement. Gifted students’ awareness of sharing talent with other people, perceived responsibility for the society, and involvement in the community as a future leader will be addressed. In the session, the presenter will pinpoint talent dissemination as an imperative agenda for gifted and talent development (GT) education. She will also suggest an educational model designed to foster four types of global competence skills that facilitate the process of talent dissemination for gifted students.

Seon-Young LeeSeon-Young Lee, Ph.D., is an associate professor of the Department of Education at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. Previously, she was a faculty member of the education department at Yonsei University and a research assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development. She is currently an executive editor of Asia Pacific Education Review, an associate editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and the Korean Journal of Educational Psychology, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Educational Psychology and High Ability Studies. Seon-Young has published 80+ research articles, books, and book chapters in the field of gifted and creative education. Her research interests encompass gifted students’ talent development, specialized gifted programs, creativity, peer relationships, and leadership development of gifted and creative students. She received the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year Award for 2011.


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