Talent-development process in the Model is emphasizing by the several transitions whereby abilities are developed into competencies, competencies into expertise, and expertise into eminence. These transitions are distinguished by levels of creativity beginning initially with “little-c” creativity (independent thinking, creation of novel projects), and ultimately the “big-C” creativity required for eminence. These transitions involve shifting emphasis from “person” (creative approach and attitude”) to “process” (acquiring process skills and mind-sets) to “product” (creation of intellectual, aesthetic, or practical products or performances). Each stage in the talent-development process is also characterized by different strategies and goals of instruction; initially, to engage young people in a topic or domain (“falling in love”), then helping the individual develop the needed skills, knowledge, and values (“teaching for technique”), and finally helping the talented individual develop their own unique niche, style, method, or area of application (“mentoring for personalized niche”).
A comprehensive Talent Development model
A Comprehensive Talent
- Confluence of Psychology and Pedagogy
DV Satya Kumar
CKO, MyPal Online School LLC
31st October, 2013
I know so much that I don’t know where to begin !
Is intelligence in the genes or can it
be developed ?
“Some philosophers seem to have given their
moral approval to deplorable verdicts that affirm
that the intelligence of an individual is a fixed
quantity, a quantity that cannot be augmented. We
must protest and react against this brutal
pessimism; we have to try and demonstrate that it
is founded on nothing.”
- Alfred Binet, inventor of the first IQ test
Over 100 years research later …
Modern Psychological Science vindicates Binet’s
assertion and holds that abilities are malleable and
that practice, commitment and effort and
psychological strengths such as mental skills,
persistence etc play an important role in talent
Some Views on Academic Talent Development
• Renzulli (1978) defined giftedness as a dynamic interaction
among three traits – above average abilities, high levels of
task commitment, and high levels of creativity.
• Carol Dweck, 2006, in her book “Mindset, the New Psychology
of Success” explores the idea that it is the mindset we
approach issues with that bring success rather than ‘talent’ or
• Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Frank C.
Worrell - a monograph article published 2011 in Psychological
Science titled ‘Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A
Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science’.
Albert Einstein won the Noble Prize for ……..
Talent Development Model
Rena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and Frank C. Worrell,
Talent Development Model
Two Stage Process – Talent Identification and Talent Development
ins of talent
need to be
and taken by
them as well
training is as
in a talent
Accelerated Talent Development …
Arvind Mahankali, a 13year old from NY wins the Scripps
National Speliing Bee Contest. Over four years, Arvind
spent more than 5,000 hours studying more than 300,000
Rohan Agarwal who is not even a teenager and is building
Robots for OLogic in California. The VP Engg of OLogic was
quoted "The challenge for us was keeping one to two steps
ahead of him and keeping him busy.”
Sushma Verma, a thirteen-year-old child prodigy has made
it to the MSc Microbiology course at Lucknow University.
Her Father is a daily wage earner.
Talent Development Process
targeting of precursors to domain
Schoolhouse giftedness Vs
Creative Productive giftedness
Renzulli distinguished between schoolhouse giftedness
(manifested by high test scores) and creative productive
giftedness (manifested in recognized high level performance and
Teachers with high levels of content knowledge and technical
expertise are needed even at the earliest levels of education or
training to meet the needs of young, very advanced children.
Understanding talent development trajectories in different fields
is critical so that windows of opportunity for talent identification
and talent development are not missed.
Power of ‘Yet’
A Take Home to develop a POSITIVE MINDSET in yourself & your kids
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