14th Global virtual meeting November 19th 2011

Heads up! The Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children is holding the next "Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life", November 19th 2011 at 9 p.m. CEST. Invited speakers are Truus van der Kaaj and Frank de Mink (Netherland)

Topic:Understanding giftedness according to Dabrowski: no G&T without personality development'

Truus van der Kaaij started as an English teacher, is qualified as Special Education Teacher and Specialist in Gifted Education (ECHA). She has extensive experience in SEN. She initiated and co-authored Thinking about Thinking (TaT): enrichment materials for secondary schools based on psychology, philosophy, creative thinking, meta-cognition, and spirituality (age 10 to 15 yrs). She is a teacher trainer, conducts parent courses, counsels G&T, and introduced Dabrowski by courses for experts in The Netherlands. She initiated Dabrowski Europe, a group of universities and practitioners with focus on Dabrowski and research and applications of TPD in counseling and education. She initiated the association How to Philosophize.

Frank de Mink started as a physics teacher and teacher trainer. He continued in educational psychology and worked 25 years as a trainer, staff developer and consultant in Higher Education. His interests are in creative thinking and moral development. In 1995 he began working in gifted education and introduced SENG-parent-courses in The Netherlands. From 2003 he started working as a co-author on Thinking about Thinking. From 2006 he works with Truus on Dabrowski Europe and courses about gifted and talented for teachers, experts and adults.