1st Thematic ECHA Conference: Creativity Research and Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual, and Educational Perspective


The ECHA (European Council for High Ability), and the Faculty of Education in Osijek, Croatia, are organising the 1st Thematic ECHA Conference to be held in the beautiful historic city of Dubrovnik, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the Croatian Adriatic coast, from 16th to 18th October 2019. The Faculty of Education in Osijek is offering this conference as the registered European Talent Point (ETP) in the developing European Talent Support Network (ETSN).

The specific theme of the conference is creativity. The scientific studies of creativity, its relationship with innovation, and the established field of giftedness studies, are of crucial importance to gifted education and talent support due to the explicitly stated national and international educational objectives specifying creativity as the 21st-century skill to be fully developed in everyone. In order to more adaptively respond to the needs of our communities to educate and support their members to display socially productive creative behaviors and innovation in all walks of life, the findings on creativity must be communicated with the public. This conference aims to provide valuable thematically focused research insights on creativity as the most important topic for the education

of the gifted.

It is emerging as a common insight that if

we are to preserve the biosphere we have to act now without delay. We have to create more efficiently, with much more modesty, and in full respect of all our resources, including human resources.

Three connected conference sub-themes aim to cover the broad social, individual, and educational perspective of creativity in order to provide insight and promote research, as well as best practice based innovations in gifted education. We are interested in your experiences and research regarding the initiation, implementation and continuation of creative, meaningful, and sustainable advancements in gifted education.

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to 1st Thematic ECHA Conference entitled Creativity Research and Innovation in Gifted Education: Social, Individual, and Educational Perspective. Welcome to Dubrovnik!



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