África Borges del Rosal. Degree in Psychology by the University of Valencia and Phd in Psychology by the University of La Laguna. She is a reader in the Department of Clinical Pshychology, Psychobiology and Methodology at the University of La Laguna.
Since 2001 she has been the director of the Research Group on Giftedness, where she directs Phd, grade and masters thesis. In 2004 she created the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC in Spanish) which is an out-of-school program for gifted and talented children and their families. This program has spread beyond our borders and nowadays it is being carried out in two universities of Mexico, the University Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, and the University of Guadalajara.
She is the director of the International Network of Research, Intervention and Assessment in High Intellectual Abilities (REINEVA, in Spanish), member of the and Asociación Española de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento (AEMCCO), de la European Association of Methodology y del European Council for High Ability y director of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
Ana María Antunes. Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira (Portugal), PhD in Psychology, area of Educational Psychology (University of Minho, Portugal), with a thesis on enrichment programs for high ability students. Research interests on high ability students, creativity and inclusion.
Member of the editorial board of the digital journal for science dissemination, in Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
Leire Aperribai. Degree in Psychology, University of Deusto, Masters Degree in European Leisure Studies. University of Deusto, Bilbao in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium), Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, Tilburg (Netherlands) and Loughborough University, Loughborough (United Kingdom) and PhD in Clinical Psychology. University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián.
She has received several scholarship: Undergraduate scholarship from the Erasmus Program, Undergraduate scholarship from the Basque Government, Graduate scholarship from the Erasmus Program and Pre-doctoral grant from the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián. Also, she has received a subvention from the Basque Government to complete a European comparative study in terms of leisure studies.
She has been lecturer of the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology of Behavioural Sciences of the University of the Basque Country and 2012 she has been lecturer of the Department of Development and Educational Psychology of the University of the Basque Country and of the Department of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy Begoñako Andra Mari of the Teacher Training University College.
Her research is focused on the elaboration of measurement tools and test adaptation into other cultures/languages, the educational and developmental psychology and the Clinical aspects related to gender. She has made several scientific publications, scientific presentations and research work.
She has worked as leisure educator of Txatxilipurdi (leisure association for children and young people), collaboration practices of ARGIA Foundation (a day-centre for people suffering from schizophrenia), manager and educator of Ekin Emakumeak (women’s association for personal development) and psychologist ACABE (Basque Association against Anorexia and Bulimia).
Sara Bahia. Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Lisboa. Masters in Educational Sciences, Educational Psychology, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação ,Universidade de Lisboa. Graduation in Psychology, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Lisboa.
Auxiliary Professor with definitive nomination, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon. Researcher of the Institute of Education, University of Lisbon. Invited Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Previous invited Professor at the University College of Theatre, the University College of Dance and the University College of Education of the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute.
Member of Accreditation Committee of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon (2009 – to present) and previous Coordinator of the Accreditation Committee of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Lisbon (from 1999 to 2009). Member of the Assembly of Representatives of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon.
Her main areas of research are creativity, giftedness and inclusion, arts education. She is the author of several articles and she has participated in several research projects. She is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals: African Educational Research Journal; Cambridge Journal of Education; EFT Educação, Formação e Tecnologias; Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology; Revista Crearmundos, Espanha; Revista Lusófona de Educação; Revista Psic da Vetor Editora, Brasil; Revista Psicologia, Portugal
Sobredotação and Thinking Skills and Creativity.
She is President of CTA – Technical Comitee for the Admission of Members (2009 – to present), President of the Assembly of Representatives (first mandate – 2010-2013), Trainer of Ethics and Professional Situation of Psychologists for the internship course of professional pschologists, Member of the Presidential Board (2007 – to present) and Previous President of the Assembly of Representatives, Coordinator of the Lisbon Delegation of ANEIS.
She is Member of Scientific Associations: ATINER – Athens Institute for Education and Research; CEDET – Centro para o Desenvolvimento do Potencial e Talento – Lavras, Brasil.; INFAD – Asociación Nacional de Psicología Evolutiva y Educativa de la Infancia, Adolescencia y Mayores and SENG – Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (Portuguese Representative).
Julián Betancourt Morejón. Study degree in Psychology University of Havana, Master of Educational Psychology at the University of Guadalajara, Diploma in Creativity in Education in OSEJ, Diplomate Powers of the University of Havana. He has given lectures and workshops in various public and private universities in Mexico among which include the National University of Mexico, Pan American University Iberoamericana among others.
He was Research Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba. He has been visiting professor at the University of Havana, Complutense de Madrid, Simon Bolivar of Colombia, Garcilaso de la Vega University of Peru among others. He has been an advisor to the Secretary of Education of Jalisco and Mexico Secretary of Education. He has given lectures and workshops in various public and private universities in Mexico.
Throughout his academic life has published 15 books among the most cited are: Think and Create: Educating for change, Creative Atmospheres, play, think and make others.
Throughout his life he has been recognized by the Secretary of Education of the State of Jalisco, for the creation and coordination of graduate Creativity and Research in Education, Ministry of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, 1996 that passed 25000 state educators in its five years of existence. Distinguished visitor of the city of Veracruz. Distinguished visitor Puebla state. This recognition was given by the honorable government of Puebla, 1999. 2002. Ibero American Award for Creativity and Innovation 2007 Award for Creativity and Innovation.
María Cadenas Borges. Psychologist and PhD. She has been a member of the Research Group on Giftedness (GTISD, in Spanish) in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of La Laguna and monitors the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC, in Spanish).
She studied the social environment within enrichment programs through observation. She has conducted research and dissemination through various publications and communications at scientific meetings. She has taught the course on High Abilities in school settings in its first edition. She has been part of the Organizing Committee of the I and II International Conference on Perspective of Intervention in High Intellectual Abilities.
Doris Castellanos Simons. Degree in Psychology with specialization in Child Psychology and Education at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Havana (1979), Master in Education from the University of Pedagogical Sciences of Havana (1997) and PhD in psychology from the University Catholic Nijmegen, The Netherlands (2001).
In his home country, Cuba, she worked for 25 years at the University of Pedagogical Sciences of Havana, also acting as an academic adviser to the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogical Institute (IPLAC). She joined in 2008 at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of the State of Morelos (UAEM), and she is now full-time research at the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Psychology (CITPsi) UAEM.
She has been eacher in various educational programs accredited undergraduate and graduate UAEM, She has a long experience in research on issues related to the development and education of high ability and talents in various social and cultural contexts, and teacher training. She is member of the State System of Researchers of Morelos, is part of the Consolidated Academicians “Cognition and Affection” in line “Development of educational processes at different levels and educational backgrounds.”
Her works are presented in numerous scientific events, and she is the author and coordinator of several books, chapters in books published in Cuba and Mexico, articles in various journals and academic textbooks, which reflect results of multidisciplinary research dedicated to relations between psychology and education. Among the contributions are the books: “Talento: Concepciones y Estrategias para su Desarrollo en el Contexto Escolar” (Editorial Pueblo y Educación, 2007, 2009), “La Psicología en la Educación: Contextos de aprendizaje e investigación” (Plaza y Valdés Editores, 2014), “Generación y aplicación del conocimiento psicológico en la Educación” (Plaza y Valdés Editores, 2014); “Familia, escuela, comunidad (Vol. II): Investigación en Psicología y Educación” (Juan Pablos Editor, 2015).
Member of the Editorial Board of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
María Leonor Conejeros Solar. Doctor in Education and Psychologist at the Escuela de Pedagogía at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. Currently she is the Director of the Master’s Program in Education. Among its activities, she had served as the Director of the Academically Talented Education Program BETA in the same University and as Head of the Special Education teacher program.
Her research interests are educational and cognitive psychology; teaching for higher education and academically talented students from underprivileged socioeconomic backgrounds, gifted college students, and socioemotional issues of gifted and twice-exceptional students.
She has published articles and book chapters on high cognitive abilities and participates as co-editor of the Perspectiva Educacional. Formación de Profesores Journal.
Juan Francisco Flores Bravo. Bachelor in Psychology, currently studying a master’s program in Educational Psychology from Universidad de Guadalajara.
Academic of the Department of Applied Psychology and Head of Educational Programs of the University Center of Health Sciences of the Universidad de Guadalajara. Coordinator of the Creativity and Innovation Laboratory of the High Capability Educational Center (by its initials in Spanish CEPAC) of the Ministry of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
Since 2013, he has collaborated in the “Psychoeducational Attention to Highly Capable Students” Program at the Psychology and Special Education Laboratory (by its initials in Spanish LAPSIEE) of the Universidad de Guadalajara.
He has completed his professional training by attending to national and international conferences related to the subject of high skills, methodology and psychology in general.
Eduardo García Cueto. Degree in Psychology by the University Complutense of Madrid, Especialist in Clinic Psychology by the Institute “Les Platanes” of Friboug (Switzertland), Graduated in French Language and Civilization by the University of Tours. PhD in Psychology by the University Complutense of Madrid. Professor of Psychometrics in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Oviedo.
María Dolores García Román. Degree in psychology. Head of the Students of AACCII Care in Specialized Guidance Team (EOEE) of the Province of Málaga from its inception until January 2013. 25 years as a counselor in the Educational Guidance Teams (EOE). 7 years as a coordinator in the EOE “Malaga-Centro”.
Assistant and speaker at various seminars and specialized courses in AACCII as “Third Conference Andaluzas of Giftedness and Talent”. Malaga. Gifted Association of Andalusia. 20,21,22 / 05/2001, more recent: “I International Congress: new perspectives on the study of the giftedness and talent”. Murcia. 18, 19 and 20/02/2016.
Driving for the creation of a program of extracurricular enrichment “Workshops Mentor” in the UMA for students of AACCII identified in secondary education, compulsory and post-compulsory, with faculty of UMA which is now in its fourth edition. Component Technical Project Team university research “MENTORAC” presented and coordinated by the Department of Evolutionary Psychology of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the UMA and developed in the academic year 2012/13. Coordinator of the IV edition of that MENTORAC-UMA program.
Professor of I, II, III course On Line “Enrichment and cognitive mediation of school education and the prevention of school failure pupils with AACCII”. Also, in the fourth year 2013/14. Professor in the I, II, III, IV and V “Diploma” Training on AACCII of the University of Malaga.
Collaborator, at various times throughout his professional life, in the Department of Evolutionary P. F. Science Education UMA. Collaborator in the Department of Psychology and Education of AMU with the granting of Venia Docendi from the course 2013/14.
Professor and coordinator of I training course for Teachers in AACCII convened by the CEP of Malaga.
Speaker at the conference Guidance and other on issues concerning AACCII convened by the ETP of the Department of Education of Malaga in collaboration with the CEP.
Besides many other merits and publications related to education mainly in the area of Attention to Diversity.
María Paz Gómez Arízaga. She is a psychologist, Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Arizona. Currently, she works as a professor at the College of Education, Universidad de los Andes, Chile. She is currently working in two research projects related to secondary gifted students´ school experiences and twice exceptional learners. Her main research interests and publications are related to traditionally underserved gifted students and their perceptions and experiences as learners.
Zenita Guenther. B.A. in Psychology – University of South Florida, United States, 1969
Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling – University of South Florida, U S 1971
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Foundations – University of Florida, U S 1977
She is a Brazilian Psychologist graduated in the United States, involved for several years in Teacher Education for all levels, from Nursery School Teachers to Doctoral Students. She was educated in the humanistic tradition of Helena Antipoff, with whom she studied and worked since her adolescence, at Fazenda do Rosario, Minas Gerais. After completing her PhD she joined the staff at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, from where she retired in 1986, in order to follow other interests specifically related to developing human ability and talent. She lectures, conducts seminars, researches and publishes extensively in Brazil and other countries. She has as a main venue of her research activities the Centro para Desenvolvimento do Potencial e Talento – CEDET, which she started in 1993 in Lavras, Minas Gerais. She is author and co-author of 16 books and over 80 articles published by journals in Brazil, Europe and United States. She worked with Joan Freeman writing a book for aimed at regular school teachers (FREEMAN, J. E GUENTHER, Z. (2000) Educando os Mais Capazes- Idéias e Ações Comprovadas, EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária, São Paulo, SP.) She acts as lecturer and visiting professor at Universities and Colleges of Education in several states of Brazil and in Portugal. Presently, besides being ASPAT Technical Director and CEDET’s full supervisor, she is a consultant to several educational organizations and government agencies in Brazil, and very active within the movement for Inclusive Education on behalf of the gifted and talented student. She is a volunteer professor at the Federal University of Lavras, since 2001, teaching and coordinating a Graduate Distance Course on Gifted Education that receives students from all over Brazil.
Judicial expert. Professor at the University of Murcia and ISEN in the Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education.
Member of the Psychodiversity and Health Research Group of the University of Murcia within the line of positive psychology and creativity. In 2013, he worked in schools, creating the department of orientation and educational psychology of the same in the city of Rancagua and subsequently served as advisory in the Curriculum Direction of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile.
He worked with the group of High Capabilities Program Beta PUCV of Valparaíso. She is the director and founder of the Center for Educational Pedagogy and Psychology, an expert in High Capacity, Aventurinna IDi, aimed at teaching pedagogy in teacher training, activities of curricular and extracurricular students, training and workshops for families and advice to educational centers. Aventurinna IDi, works with its own pedagogical programs, designed, developed and executed by Dr. Ana Fuensanta, on issues of creativity, emotional education, technology and ICT innovation, also develops research, development and innovation programs for education.
Lecturer and speaker collaborates with the Center for Teachers and Resources in the training of trainers and with FAPA, Federation of Associations of Parents of the Region of Murcia.
Daniel Hernández Torrano. Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. He obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Murcia in Spain, and has held research positions at the University College London (UK), Universidade do Minho (Portugal), and University of Connecticut (USA).
His main research interests include the education of gifted and talented students, assessment in education, and students’ psychological wellbeing. He is the author / co-author of over 50 books, book chapters and refereed journal articles in these areas.
He has participated in a number of competitive research projects related to the education of the gifted funded by national and international agencies in Spain, Portugal, England and the United States. Nowadays, he is the Co-Principal Investigator of a research project aimed to examine students’ psychological wellbeing in Kazakhstan in collaboration with Cambridge University and funded by the British Council (Newton – Al-Farabi Programme).
Natalia Herranz Torres. Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Intervention and Family Mediation and PhD. Student at the University of La Laguna.
Since 2008, member of the Research Group on Giftedness (GTISD, in Spanish) of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of La Laguna and instructor in the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC, in Spanish).
Her research is focused on the study and evaluation of intelligence.
She has carried out research and dissemination works through various publications and communications at scientific meetings. She has been a teacher of the course on High Abilities in school settings in its first and fourth edition. She has been part of the Organizing Committee of the I and II International Conference on Perspective of Intervention in High Intellectual Abilities.
Amaia Jauregi Orbe. Amaia has been senior lecturer of the Psycho-Pedagogical Department of Begoñako Andra Mari University School, attached to Deusto University, from 1995 to the present. She was director of the Psycho-Pedagogical Department from 2003 to 2010, and has been responsible for the University Extension area from 2009 to the present.
Throughout her teaching career, she has taught a variety of courses and subjects, including, at present, “Family and School” and “Psycho-Pedagogical Bases of Special Education” on the Infant and Primary Education teaching degree syllabus.
Her focus of research is subject matter on the educational response to students with special educational needs and with high capacities, as well as on the psycho-social welfare of the deaf.
She has organised and participated in numerous national and international congresses, conferences and seminars, as well as courses related to this subject matter.
Amongst other professional activities was her role as Organisation and Management Technician at the Vizcaya Centre for the Coordination of Assistance for Deaf People (Coorvisor) and the Bilbao and Vizcaya Association for the Deaf, where she carried out administrative, management, orientation and advisory tasks for the social and educational inclusion of deaf people.
At both entities, she also provided interpreting services to/from Sign Language and coordination and teaching functions for courses aimed at both the educational and deaf communities.
Gabriela López Aymes. Phd in Education and Masters degree in Programs of Psychological Intervention in Educational Contexts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education Sciences at Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (Mexico).
Gabriela has imparted many courses of teaching training, degree and graduate studies about learning subjects and about attention to gifted children. Her current line of research is focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of psicopedagogic intervention programs for diversity outreach in different educational contexts; also, the study of cognitive, affective and familiar characteristics of gifted children. She’s been responsible of many projects with external funding and has written many chapters of books and articles in specialized journals.
Additionally she is member of the Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação em Psicologia da Educação (ADIPSIEDUC) and member of the Editorial Board of the digital Journal Talincrea (Talent, intelligence and creativity) of scientific outreach in the Psychology and Education areas.
Currently she works as a full time Teacher and Researcher at the Human Communication Faculty at the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos. She is member of the National Research System.
Verónica López Fernández. She has a Doctoral degree in Psychology at Universidad de León; also, she has a Master degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience at Universidad de Granada. She is a Bachelor in Psychology at Universidad de Salamanca. She also holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies and Research Competence in Developmental and the Life Cycle Psychology at Universidad de León.
Teaching and research visits done in United Kingdom (University College of London), In Cyprus (Open University of Chyprus), in Colombia (Universidad del Sinú) and in Portugal (Portucalense University, Porto) complement her academical background.
She is a researcher professor at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) in the Neuropsychology and Education field. Besides, she is author and co-author of different articles published in indexed journals with impact indexes and has presented her advances in different national and international congresses. She has also participated in funded research projects in the fields of psychology and neuropsychology and she is a director of doctoral theses.
Graciela Martínez Padilla. Student of the Degree in Psychology of the Technological University of Mexico, UNITEC. Founder and coordinator of Grupo Altas Capacidades México, a support group in Mexico that provides guidance to parents and specialists with children or students / patients with giftedness and/or high intellectual abilities.
She has been coordinator of the Organizing Committee of three International Conferences on the subject of High Capacities held in Mexico City in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2017, she worked for the implementation of the Subprogram Discovering the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC ) in Mexico City. Currently, she is preparing the way for the second phase of the implementation of PIPAC with the Subprogram Meetings en su second edition.
She participated as a guide in the creation of the TALENTA group in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, where the first edition of the Subprogram Discovering PIPAC has been recently implemented.
In addition, she is in the phase of a collaboration agreement with the Alianza Foundation for Women, an institution for vulnerable groups in Mexico City, where the Subprogram Discovering us will soon be given to children in vulnerable conditions.
She has participated in forums and conference at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico and at the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
Lara Milan. Master Degree in Foreign Languages at the University of Padua (Italy) and PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences at the University of Pavia. She is an Enrichment Specialist, Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut, USA, and she is a Specialist in Gifted Education as she earned her Certificate in Gifted Education at the University of California, Irvine, USA. She also earned the Certificate in Twice Exceptional Children, University of Connecticut, USA. She implemented “The Schoolwide Enrichment Model’ (Renzulli & Reis) for the first time in Italian Public Schools. She is Member of the LabTalento at the University of Pavia, the only University Lab for talent development in Italy. She is co-author with Renzulli and Reis of the Italian Edition of ‘The Schoolwide Enrichment Model’ (2019).
Lúcia de Miranda. She is a psychologist from the University of Coimbra, Phd from the University of Minho in educational psychology. Member of the scientific board of the journals Sobredotação and AMAZônica. She is also part of the editorial board of the journal Talincrea and part of the advisory board of Revista Internacional Neuropensamiento – RIN. Additionally she is a member of the Associação Nacional para o Estudo Intervenção na Sobredotação (ANEIS), Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação em Psicologia da Educação (ADIPSIEDUC) and Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP). Moreover she is a collaborative researcher in Centro de Investigação em Educação (CIEd) na Universidade do Minho in which the areas of investigation are the following: identification and intervention for gifted students, promoting the creative talent, academic goals and causal attributions in adolescents. She is author and co-author of national and international publications in the field of giftedness, creativity and motivation.
María de Fátima Morais. Graduated in Psychology at the University of Psychology and Science of Education of University of Oporto [Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto] in 1987. She started her teaching activity as a Tutor at that University. She worked as Assistant Teacher at the University of Humanities of University of Oporto [Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto] (1990/1994). She joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Minho [Universidade do Minho] in 1995 and got her PhD in Psychology of Education at that university (1999). Since 2009 she has been Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education of University of Minho. She has been Assistant Director of the Department of Psychology of Education and Special Education at this Institute for the last four years.
She has lectured about Psychology of Education, Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Creativity. She teaches graduate and post-graduate courses in these fields. She has mentored master, doctorate and post-doctorate projects in the area of creativity in educational settings.
She is a Full Member at the Center of Research in Education [Centro de Investigação em Educação CIEd] at the University of Minho. She is a member of the Scientific Commission of the Torrance Center Portugal, and she has promoted activities about the topic creativity between this institution and the University of Minho in the field of the cooperation protocol of both institutions. Although initially focused on the field of cognition and cognitive training, after the completion of her PhD her research has been devoted to creativity. She has participated in projects related to the design and the validation of assessment instruments, to the monitoring of intervention programs, and to the analysis of representations about this topic. She also works on the development of creative skills in the academic curriculum in the area of teacher’s training. These projects concern adolescents, students in Higher Education and teachers.
She has presented conferences and brief courses in national and international congresses about creativity. She has published many papers about this topic in national and international journals, as well as two books, having also coordinated the edition of other books. She is part of the Editorial Commission and Scientific Committee of a few international journals.
Martha Beatriz Moreno García. Degree in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Master in Educational Psychology from the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ) and Phd of Science from the Institute of Neurobiology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Since 1996 she has been dedicated to the training of future preschool and primary level teachers and educational psychologists. She has specialized in the process of psychological evaluation and intervention with children with difficulties or apparent cognitive or emotional difficulties. Her interest in children’s cognition has been present in her activity as a teacher, psychologist and researcher. Her approach to the study of the infant brain with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, emphasized her motivation for the study of the high intellectual capacities.
In 2017, she started an out-of-school program in the School of Psychology of the UAQ that catered for children with high abilities and their parents, called “Outstanding Citizens. The intelligence in favor of society”. The focus of the program is citizen education through the methodology of “Learning-Service”. This method makes it possible to sensitize, raise awareness and actively participate in children for the benefit of the community, as well as to enrich, motivate and guide their social emotional and cognitive development.
Paloma Palacios González. After completing a Bachelor in Special Education at the Americas University, México D.F in 2009, Paloma´s passion for the education of gifted and talented students began to arise. Her passion for the study of gifted students and gifted education guided her research at that time with a thesis focusing on “Social skills among gifted and non-gifted students from rural schools”. Then, she was awarded a joint scholarship from the Mexican General Direction of International Relations and Macquarie University, to study a Masters of Communication Disorders in Australia.
In her home country of Mexico, Paloma worked at the Ministry of Education in Querétaro, where she was designated the following roles: Academic Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Program; State Coordinator of the English Program; Academic Coordinator of the Extended-hours School Program and Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Schools.
She has conducted numerous training sessions for teachers of the gifted in both Mexico and Australia. Her research in different areas of Gifted Education has been presented at several academically recognized International Conferences in: the Czech Republic (2011), Mexico (2012), Slovenia (2013) and in the upcoming World Conference by the WCGTC in Denmark (2015).
She considers that Gifted Education is a topic of priority in her Country and investing in Gifted and Talented students is the best way to improve the insecurity crisis and the economic stagnation. She believes that curricular modifications are an easy alternative for enhancing the potential of gifted students. For Paloma it is very important to stimulate and motivate gifted students, as they are the best thinkers in our society. Furthermore, they can make unique contributions and create modern solutions to the major problems in Mexico.
As her interest in Gifted Education grew, she made a decision to pursue her Doctoral Degree in this area. In 2012, Paloma was awarded a joint fellowship by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Council for Science and Technology of Queretaro (CONCYTEQ) to study at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She is currently enrolled in her third year conducting research on Mexican teachers´ attitudes towards acceleration.
Marcelino Pereira. He is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University of Coimbra. He earned his B.A. degree (1985) in Psychology (Infant Mental Health), his Master degree (1990) in Educational Sciences (Psychology of Education) and his Ph.D. degree (1998) in Psychology (Rehabilitation Psychology) at Coimbra University, Portugal. His scholarship specialities and research interests are psychological rehabilitation, special educational needs, neuropsychology and psychological assessment. The gifted/talented and specific learning disorders (developmental dyslexia) are his major research interests, namely longitudinal studies, neuropsychological profile and earlier predictors. he has integrated the team of four Research Projects: (1) Standardisation of Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WISC-III and WPPSI-R (1997-2003); (2) Adaptation and standardisation of neuropsychological tests: Normative and validity studies (2000-06): (3) The impact of inclusive schooling politics in the perceptions and attitudes of the educators and teachers in Azores (2002-2005); (4) A visual view on the reading deficit in dyslexia (2011-2014). He has had 30 years experience as school psychologist and special educator. He has written many articles and chapters books on gifted and learning disabilities issues. He coordinates the Enrichment program for the Gifted at Coimbra University. Is member of the Portuguese Association for the Gifted and Talented: ANEIS (Associação Nacional para o Estudo e Intervenção na Sobredotação). Is member of the Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Laboratory- Faculty of Psychology, Coimbra University and a non-integrated member of Cognitive and Behavioural Centre for Research Intervention (CINEICC), research unit of FCT.
Rosemeire de Araújo Rangni. Degree in Law and Pedagogy. Expert in the students of high Abilities and talented, Master in Education and PhD in Special Education. Degree of Teacher in Special and Post – Graduate Education in Special Education – UFSCar, in Portuguese. Leader of the Research Group for the Development of Human Potential (GRUPOH, in Portuguese).
Alberto Fernando da Rocha. Degree in Psychology. Permanent member of the Portuguese Psychologists Association (Certificate No. 9932). Chairman of the Directorate of Associação Nacional para o Estudo e Intervenção na Sobredotação (A.N.E.I.S.), a national association for the study and intervention on giftedness; coordinator of an enrichment program for gifted children in the Oporto committee – Programa de Enriquecimento nos Domínios da Aptidão, Interesse e Socialização (P.E.D.A.I.S.) and editor of “Giftedness”. He integrates the canoeing section’s multidisciplinary team of Liga-Dura, Cultura, Espetáculo e Conhecimento, as an olympic sports agent of the Portuguese Canoe Federation, he follows the career development of athletes entering the High Performance Regime, under the Sports Institute of Portugal tutelage. Manager of the Centro de Estudos e Recursos em Psicologia (CERPSI), a center for psychology studies and resources, acting as a private psychologist. He was Chairman of the Rotary Club Porto-Douro 2014-2015, responsible for projects in education, in particular the awards of merit and academic excellence. The current research is focused on identifying and assisting gifted and talented children, having managed a project for the identification of giftedness and talent in primary school children – Projeto de Identificação da Sobredotação e do Talento em Alunos do 1º Ciclo (PISTA|1). Member of the editorial board of the scientific digital magazine Talincrea – Talent, Intelligence and Creativity, in the topics of Psychology and Education. Author and co-author of several published papers on giftedness and talent, also presented at national and international conferences.
Manuela Rodríguez Dorta. Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and PhD in Psychology from the University of La Laguna.
Since 2009, member of the Applied Research Group in Behavioral Sciences (GIACCo) of the University of La Laguna and educator of the Integral Program for High Abilities (PIPAC).
Member of the Work Team of the Mentoring Program Comparte-ULL for students of Primary and Secondary Education with High Abilities and the Mentoring Program Atenea-ULL for university students with High Abilities.
His lines of research are the behavior of teachers of Primary and Special Education through Observational Methodology and High Intellectual Abilities.
She has carried out research and dissemination works through various publications and communications in scientific meetings. She has been a teacher of High Abilities courses in school contexts. She has been part of the Organizing Committee of the I, II, III and IV International Conference on Intervention Overview in High Intellectual Abilities.
Administrator of the digital magazine of popular science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
Elena Rodríguez Naveiras. Degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of La Laguna. In 2004 she joined the Research Group on Giftedness (GTISD) where she develops her research in the field of high ability, teaching functions and observational methodology. She is an expert in diagnosis in high abilities and has been an instructor of the intervention groups of the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC, in Spanish). She currently heads the School of Parents with its director Doctor África Borges.
She has worked as a full-time researcher in two R&D research projects, in the private office Psicomold Project and Tafor Publications.
She has been a lecturer and tutor of methodology courses at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) since 2007. She is currently a senior lecturer working in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology of the University of La Laguna, and a lecturer at the European University of the Canary Islands.
She has done two international research stays at the Faculty of Human Communication at the Autonomous University of Morelos (Mexico). The stay was funded by the Government of Mexico.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
Rosabel Rodríguez Rodríguez. University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Degree in psychology and Speech Therapy. Ph. Doctor in Psychopedagogy (extraordinary thesis prize).
Titular Professor in the area of Developmental Psychology and Education of the Department of Applied Pedagogy and Educational Psychology of the UIB. He has worked especially in the field of high intellectual abilities, giftedness and talent.
His research revolves around the field of high intellectual capacities, giftedness, talent and creativity, especially in relation to the educational and training process of the teaching staff, identification and intervention.
Co-author of the Protocol for identification and evaluation of high-school students capacities in schools adopted since the 2015-16 academic year by the Conselleria of Education of the Balearic Islands for its application in all schools of this Community. IP of the High Capacity Research Group (GIAC) of the UIB.
Director of the Program for Attention to High Intellectual Abilities (PACiS) of the
UIB. Director of the Mentoring Program for students with high abilities ( MENTORiment
and MENTORiment en femení) of the UIB.
She has held the positions of Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education and Head of Studies of Psychopedagogy, in addition to being the Director of the Flexible Teaching Service and Distance from the University of the Balearic Islands “Campus Extens”. She currently holds the position of Vicerector of Students of the UIB.
Santiago Roger Acuña. PHD in Educational Technology by the Universidad of Salamanca (Spain) and Teacher-Researcher at the Communication Sciences Faculty of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (Mexico). He is Member of the research group Multiculuralism, Image and New Technologies and his research work focuses on the usage of new learning technologies and educational communication. Additionally he is member of the Editorial Board of the digital Journal Talincrea (Talent, intelligence and creativity) of scientific outreach in the Psychology and Education areas. Santiago belongs to the National Research System in Mexico.
Virginia Danahe Sánchez Reza. Psychologist Specializing in Education and High Skills.
Clinical psychologist, specialist in child and youth psychology, educational psychologist, legal and forensic psychologist. University expert in detection and attention to children of high abilities. PhD student in educational and developmental psychology; doctoral thesis entitled: “Detection of talent through multiple intelligences”. Contribution to different national and international programs on giften children and specific talents, both at a managerial and collaborative level. University lecturer in psychology and education in Madrid. Director of the Orientation Department of the Ágora International School Madrid. Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society for the Study of Giftedness (SEES Spain).
Katia Sandoval Rodríguez. Special Education Teacher and Master in Curriculum from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Currently she´s finishing a Doctoral Program in Science of Education at the University of Granada, Spain.
She has 16 years of teaching experience at the Escuela de Pedagogía from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and she is the director of the Institute of Cognitive Development of Viña del Mar, Chile.
She has been involved on several research, projects (with schools, universities, ministries, among others.) related to the topics of learning and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). She has an specialized training and experience in the field of cognitive development under the Instrumental Enrichment Program level I and II by Dr. Reuven Feuerestein.
Her main research topics are the identification and characterization of Twice Exceptional students and the characterization and identification of people with Deficit Attention Disorder (TDAH) on different scenarios (school, college, work etc.) using a development model of executive functions. In both topics she is actively working as thesis director for university undergraduates.
Rosimeire dos Santos. Degree in Pedagogy and Languages and Literature. Masters Degree in Linguistics and Masters Degree in School Education, PhD student in School Education – Research Field Teachers Training, Pedagogical Practice and Teaching Work, Post-Graduation Program at Paulista State University – campus Araraquara/SP, Brazil.
Responsible for the Special Education Department at the Municipal Educations Secretary of Assis/SP. Technical Director at CEDET – Centro para o Desenvolvimento do Potencial e Talento – Assis/SP. The Municipal Council of Education of Assis Member, and also member of the Disabled person and high skills Council.
Nowadays, her research is focused on evaluating the Development of Gifted – CEDET, identification and support of gifted and talented children and teenagers. Author and coauthor of several presented works in National and International Congresses related to the studies on high abilities and the work done by CEDET in Brazil.
María de los Dolores Valadez Sierra. Degree in Psychology, Masters in Educational Psychology and PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Guadalajara.
Professor profiled PROMEP. Consolidated faculty member Psychology and Education. Member of the National System of Researchers Level 1. Researcher Professor C fulltime Academy of Psychology and Special Education, Department of Applied Psychology of the University Center of Health Sciences, University of Guadalajara. Director of the Laboratory of Psychology and Special Education Department. Applied Psychology of the University Center of Health Sciences, University of Guadalajara. Member of the core team of the Inter Doctorate in Psychology and Masters in Educational Psychology. Responsible for the program for students with high abilities and potential and development of psychoeducational intervention program for children with disorder attention deficit hyperactivity of the Laboratory of Psychology and Special Education Department. Applied Psychology of the University Center of Health Sciences, University of Guadalajara. Program Advisory Educational services to children and youth with outstanding skills and / or specific talents Program Strengthening of Special Education and Educational Integration of Curriculum Development Department of the Secretariat of Basic Education (2003- 2012).
Speaker on various academic events at national and international level (Mexico, USA, Cuba, Spain, Germany, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Denmark). Guest lecturer on the theme gifted at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Open University of Costa Rica, National University of Colombia, Buinaima Association and University of La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain.
President of the Network of professional collaboration for the care of children and young people with outstanding skills and talents AC. President of the American Federation of the World Council of gifted and talented children (Ficomundyt) 2009-2011. Vice President of the Iberoamerican Federation of the World Council of gifted and talented children (Ficomundyt) 2014-2015. Member of the National Association of Gifted Children.
Author of several articles, chapters and national and international books on the subject of giftedness, talent, creativity and ADHD.
Associate President of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea. Talent, intelligence and creativity.
Taisir Yamin. Professor of gifted education. He has a B.Sc. in Physics, an M.A. in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education and Computer Assisted Learning from Lancaster University in England. He is the recipient of academic prizes and fellowships from Jordan, England, and the U.S.A. including a Fulbright Award (1996), Leadership in Gifted Education from the WCGTC (2013), and the British Council scholarship. Prof. Yamin is active in the field of science popularization, and has written 20 books, a large number of articles, chapters in edited books, and research papers. In addition, he has developed a number of training packages to develop productive thinking skills (Creative thinking, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and future problem solving). He is an active member of an impressive list of academic institutions including: the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the European Council for High Ability (ECHA), Bahrain Association for the Gifted and Talented; Former President, Jordanian Association of Physicists, the National Committee for Gifted Education; Founder, the Qatari Centre for the Gifted and Talented. He is also the National Chancellor and Vice President of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). He was a delegate of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) for about ten years. In 2002 he was elected as a member of the executive committee of the WCGTC. Professor Yamin was involved in developing UAE project for the gifted and talented in Ulm University. In addition, he has established, in cooperation with Todd Lubart and Sandra Linke, the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE). The ICIE has seven branches in: France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Canada, Kenya, and Jordan. In 2005 he was named editor-in-chief of Gifted and Talented International. In March 2009, he was elected as the President of the WCGTC for four years. More recently, he is the General Director of ICIE in Germany, and research fellow at Université Paris Descartes. In the year 2013, he founded, in cooperation with Ken McCluskey the International Journal for Creativity and Talent Development (IJTDC). This ICIE publishes the IJTDC in partnership with a number of American and European universities.
Maria Assunta Zanetti. She is Associate Professor at the University of Pavia, Dept. of Brain and Behavioral Sciences. She’s currently teaching Psychology of Language Development and Educational Psychology. She collaborates with the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) and other local Institutions to promote mental health and she is leading several national and international projects to support wellbeing in schools. Her main research interests include socio-emotional development, youth risk behaviours, language development, bullying and cyberbullying, vocational guidance, decision-making processes and early achievement and gifted children development.
She participated in several research projects in the Developmental and Educational Psychology areas. From 2001 she is in charge as counsellor for the guidance in the pre-university area. Presently, she is president for the Guidance and Vocational Centre of University of Pavia (COR Centro di Orientamento) and she is the director of the Italian Laboratory of Research and Intervention for the Development of Talent, Potential and Giftedness at the University of Pavia.
Maria Assunta Zanetti graduated in Psychology at the University of Pavia and she took the PhD in Psychology (1990). She is actually involved the three-year European project COMENIUS “A Resilience Curriculum for Early and Primary Schools in Europe” to support resilience and social-emotional skills in childhood.
In her career, she developed researches and projects for the University of Pavia. She attended several international and national conferences where she presented results of her reseachers.
Furthermore, she published several papers, book chapters and handbooks mainly focused on: socio-emotional development and resilience, behavioural problems, bullying and cyberbullying, early achievement and giftedness and vocational guidance.
She is currently involved in several national and international projects to promote mental health at schools working with private and public institutions including the Italian Ministry of Education.
She is currently a member of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence. She is also in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Emotional Education and also member of Editorial Board Rivista Psicologia dell’Educazione.