|The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is honoured to invite a distinguished expert in the field of gifted education and talent development to share his insights with the education and talent development or management leaders in Hong Kong.
Prof Gagné will explain the conception of giftedness and talent based on his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) and elaborates on the factors that could positively or negatively impact the talent development process. The lecture will also explore the ‘how to’s or strategies for talent development, and Prof Gagné will share his views on the role of education and schools in developing the gifted.
||19 January 2010
||Jockey Club Auditorium
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom
By Invitation only (guests are to be seated by 2.45p.m.)
|Professor Françoys Gagné is a French Canadian from Montreal, Quebec. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Montreal. Dr. Gagné has spent most of his professional career in the department of Psychology, at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
After a decade of research on student evaluations of teaching, he became interested in talent development in the late 1970s. Although his research brought him to study a variety of subjects within the field of gifted education (e.g., attitudes toward the gifted and their education, peer nominations, developmental profiles), he is best known for his DMGT, which has been endorsed by various educational authorities as their framework to define their target population and plan intervention provisions.
Professor Gagné has won major awards in the field of gifted education, among them NAGC’s prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award (1996), and two awards from the Mensa Society. Although retired from his UQAM professorship, Professor Gagné maintains international publishing and keynoting activities.