COMMUNICATION IN CONGRESS: (Communication in conference)
Title: The cultivation of talent in university education. (2017)
- Author/author(s): Javier Raposo Grau, María Asunción Salgado de la Rosa and Belen María Butragueño Díaz-Guerra.
- Conference’s title: »225 CUIEET. University Congress of Educational Innovation in Technical Teachings (CUIEET)».
- Place: Badajoz, Spain.
- Summary: Talent is the superior performance capacity in a particular area. It generally has much more to do with attitude to work than with supposed innate fitness. Talent is cultivated. Teaching work in the management of this talent is essential to feed him and enhance his skills, creativity and dedication. It requires a specific knowledge of each student’s interests and skills and the use of motivating versus segregative strategies. It is about creating an enabling environment of work and exchange of experiences, so that students gain confidence in their skills, which will enable an adequate climate of cooperation and open dialogue in the group. Through the format of the critical session, students can participate in the comments of their teachers and colleagues about their own work or that of others. In this way, there will be a contagion effect in the group, by dispossessing the talent of that halo of inaccessibility and turning it into a desired and accessible goal, through motivation and illusion. You get a benefit for the individual and the community.
- Keywords: Talent, creativity, innovation, motivation.
- Abstract: The talent is the ability of superior performance in a specific area. Generally, it is much more related with the attitude towards work than with a innate aptitude. The talent must be cultivated. The educational duty in the management of the talent is fundamental in order to feed and develop their skills, their creativity and their dedication. It requires a specific knowledge of the interests and abilities of each student and the use of motivational strategies in the face of the segregated ones. The idea is to create an appropriate working environment and the exchange of experiences among students to acquire confidence in their abilities, which will provide a suitable climate of cooperation and open dialog in the group. Through the format of critical session, students can participate in the comments of their teachers and students on their own work and the others. In this way, there will be a «copycat effect» in the group, to deprive the concept of talent of the inaccessibility halo and turn it into a desired and accessible goal, through motivation and illusion. There is a benefit for the individual and the community.
- Key words: Talent, creativity, innovation, motivation.
- Link: http://oa.upm.es/48517/