On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the 17th Conference of the ECHA - European Council for High Ability.
The initial conference dates in 2020 were, for reasons we all are aware of, postponed to 2021 and as the uncertainty of the pandemic situation continues it has now been decided that the ECHA conference 2021 will be organised in a virtual format.
The conference will start on 31 August 2021 and the organisers are APCS - Portuguese Association for Gifted Children in partnership with the Higher School of Education of Paula Frassinetti.
The central conference theme will remain the same: GIFTS and TALENTS, VALUES for the FUTURE.
Our conference will maintain the focus on the following
- define force lines in the educational policy field,
- promote a higher level of scientific knowledge,
- share innovative action models and to outline new intervention ways,
- enhance, in this field, the combination of educational efforts in the European Union and at world level.
We are convinced that we will bring together scientists in this domain of interest from around the world.
The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
International perspectives of gifted education;
Policy and management for gifted students;
Research into giftedness;
Identification and assessment of giftedness;
Giftedness and inclusion;
Multiple intelligences and dyssynchronies;
Twice and multi exceptional students;
Creativity and innovation in Education;
Designing programmes for gifted students;
Models and strategies of educational intervention;
Working with gifted students in the classroom;
Gifted students and homeschooling;
Best/Innovative practices for gifted students;
Social and emotional well-being of the gifted;
Family and social environment/context of gifted students;
High ability in the future school;
The contribution of the gifted to the evolution of the world;
Case studies - success or failure in school.
We will do our outmost to offer in these new circumstances of conferencing the important opportunities for sharing knowledge, innovation, reflection and debate. We look forward to your contribution to the programme!
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.
17th ECHA Conference Local Chair Person
APCS - Portuguese Association for Gifted Children