Prof. Dr. Ugur Sak
Anadolu University Center for Research and Practice for High Ability Education
Phone number: 00905337452701
Prof. Dr. Uğur Sak
Üstün Zekalıların Eğitimi ABD Bşk.
ÜYEP Merkez Müdürü
Editör, Türk Üstün Zeka ve Eğitim Dergisi
Tel: +41 313 3232
After the teaching certificate (1983) and teaching for 20 years at the elementary school, Salomé Müller-Oppliger went back to study in the field of Gifted Education at the Neag Institute for the Gifted and Talented at University of Connecticut USA (Prof. Dr. Joseph Renzulli & Prof. Dr. Sally Reis), at the University of Education Northwestern Switzerland and at the University of Education in Vienna for her Master of Arts in Gifted Education and Talent Development. Together with Victor Mueller-Oppliger she built up the Master’s program on gifted education and talent development at the University Northwestern Switzerland (2003). She has been working as a professor in the field of gifted education with highly gifted children ever since and also at the University of Northwestern Switzerland with students and teachers. She is specialized in the diagnostic of gifted children and the counseling of their parents and schools. Salomé is also a lecturer and mentor for students at the teacher training college and holds seminars in didactic and methods of differentiation and collaborated learning. She helps schools to implement gifted education in their programs, holds workshops and seminars all over Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Being a member of the eVOCATIOn program in Germany, Austria and Switzerland she is also responsible for the courses in the pedagogical diagnostic and the implementing of gifted education at different schools and colleges in those countries. Since 2007 Salomé has been Swiss Delegate from the Worldcouncil for Gifted and Talented Children.
Elisabet Mellroth Specialist in Gifted Education
PhD student in Educational work
Department of Educational studies
+46 (0)54-540 16 72
+46 (0)70-35 21 222
Elisabet Mellroth is a doctoral student in educational work at Karlstad University, and her research is focused on giftedness in mathematics education. One important perspective in her work is to make sure that gifted pupils are included, both socially as well as pedagogically, in inclusive education. She leads professional development programs on gifted education for in-service teachers. In Sweden, as well as in other countries, she gives seminars and workshops on theories and methods in gifted education for student teachers, in-service teachers and school leaders. The National agency of education and other organizations has used her as an expert in giftedness, for example to give comments on reports or to participate in writing them. Elisabet is an upper secondary teacher in mathematics and chemistry and has an ECHA-diploma, Specialist in gifted education. The combination of her interest in giftedness and mathematics has resulted in that she initiated and runs math clubs and support national summer camps in mathematics for children. Find her researcherid and more about her on https://www.kau.se/forskare/elisabet-mellroth
Professor Blanka Bogunovic, Ph.D. in Psychology, B.A. in Music
University of Arts Belgrade, Faculty of Music
Kralja Milana 50, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: + 381 11 2659 466
Tel/Fax: + 381 11 2643 598
Professor Blanka Bogunović, Ph.D. in Psychology and B.A. in Music (Flute) is affiliated as Full Professor of Psychology and teaches Psychology of giftedness in music, Psychology of music, Psychology of music performance and Education science, with the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, teaching on undergraduate, master and doctoral study levels, and at the University of Belgrade, Department for Psychology,. She has diverse professional experience: as university teacher and senior researcher, psychologist-councellor in specialist music school for gifted children and adolescents, lecturer at music tearchers’ training courses, psychotherapist, as well as a music teacher and chamber music performer. Blanka Bogunović is the author of the book Musical talent and successfulness (2008/2010) that received National Award for contribution to Psychology in Serbia (2009) and co-editor of the book School and family cooperation (2007). Special interests in research fields: giftedness in music, education and expertize in the field of music, as well as interdisciplinary studies in psychology and music. She is the co-author of the book Interdisciplinary research in music: Listening, performing, composing (2014). She published in international and national journals, international proceedings and participated at conferences in Serbia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Greece, France, United Kingdom, Finland and Macedonia. She carries on the running project theme Giftedness in music, arts and dance at the Institute for Psychology, University of Belgrade.
Dr. Ludmila Popova
Miklukho-Maklai Str., 39-1-191
Prof. Ph. Dr. Carmen M. Cretu
University of Iasi, Alexandru Ioan Cuza (UAIC)
11, Carol I Boulevard
postal code 700506,Iasi, Romania
Mobile: +40 744 630 295
Carmen Mihaela Cretu is professor at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania, (www.uaic.ro), Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and president of RO-Talent (Romanian association of psychological and educational support for talented people) which is founded since 1992 and currently is a Talent Point in Europe (www.rotalent.org).
Carmen is former vice-rector (2008-2016) at UAIC; she is the current President of the Romanian National Commission for the Assessment for Teacher Training Programs; member of the National Commission for Academic Titles Accreditation; member in the National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education; coordinator of Talent Management Laboratory (LMRT) at UAIC; she works as an independent expert at REA -EU Commission in Brussels. Carmen is involved, since many years ago, as a national expert in several major programs of educational reforms and innovation in the field of HE policies and management. Her interest in giftedness was consolidated after her doctoral fellowship at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, supported by UNESCO and NUFFIC, 1992 and other postdoctoral stages in universities from US, UK, CH, ES and FR. Since 1991, she has introduced teaching undergraduate and master programs courses on giftedness at UAIC. Besides she has supervised many Ph.D. theses on talent issues. She has initiated and developed international and national research projects on gifted education (related to subjects such as curriculum differentiation, teacher training, school effectiveness and comparative education). She has published books and articles in peer reviews on differentiated and personalized curriculum, teacher training, gifted adults and educational policies and management. She is the author of Global Success model published at The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education. International Handbook(2009). As a member of the Romanian National Teacher Training Council she is an advocat for gifted education. Professor C.M. Cretu has been ECHA member since 1992.
Re-election of the National Correspondent is in progress
Kari Kolberg has a Master of adaptive teaching from Hedmark University College and works as a teacher in Baerum municipality outside Oslo. She has done teacher training on giftedness/adaptive teaching methods for high ability pupils since 2012. She blogs (in Norwegian) on high ability pupils and teaching at www.krumelurebloggen.no and Tweets as @Kariekol.
Drs. Eleonoor Van Gerven
James Stewartstraat, 13 Almere 1325 JA The Netherlands
Drs. Eleonoor Van Gerven studied the history and philosophy of education (educational sciences) at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). She is the managing director of Slim! Educatief, a Dutch private teacher education institute at postgraduate level. Eleonoor van Gerven specialises in teacher education courses on educating able learners in an inclusive environment. She is a registered teacher educator at the Dutch Society for Teacher Educators. In her daily practice, she delivers short training courses for beginners in gifted education, masterclasses, and intensive advanced training courses for specialists in gifted education.
She developed for her own company two advanced education courses at post-master level: “Specialist in Gifted Education” (one-year course, 450 hours) and “Specialist in Dual and Multiple Exceptionality” (two-year course, 340 hours) both accredited and registered by the Dutch Society for Higher Education (Stichting Post-HBO Nederland). In 2018-2019, a new advanced teacher education course starts with the first cohort of students: “Educating able underachievers.” For these projects, she developed the competency matrix for Specialists in Gifted Education (2011). She also developed for Fontys Hogescholen their original Master EN programme on gifted education (2009).
Eleonoor has published (in Dutch) more than 15 books about educating able learners. Eleonoor van Gerven has over 25 years of experience in teacher education. During these 25 years, more than 4000 teachers have joined her courses and masterclasses. Eleonoor van Gerven has won a Mensa-award for a lifelong contribution to education in The Netherlands.
10, Rue Gabriel de Marie
Phone: 00352 433668
Lony Schiltz is a clinical psychologist , psychotherapist and arts therapist
Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University René Descartes-Paris-V (F)
Habilitation to Direct Research (HdR) at the University Paul Verlaine-Metz (F)
Head of the Research Unit in Clinical Psychology (PCSA) of the Hôpital Kirchberg in Luxembourg (CHU University of Heidelberg, D)
Head of studies of the Master curriculum “DESS en Art thérapie de l’Université du Luxembourg”
Head of studies of the "Diplôme de spécialisation en Art thérapie multimodale" and of the "Diplôme de spécialisation en Psychothérapie à médiation artistique "
Several completed research projects in the realm of highly gifted underachievers, funded by the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the National Research Fund of Luxembourg. Many international publications related to those projects.
Visiting professor at the University René-Descartes Paris-V (DU and Master in Arts therapies), University Paul-Verlaine Metz (Master in Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology), University Marie-Curie Lublin (Pl) (Master in Psychology), Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg (D) (International Master in Arts Therapies).
National correspondent for the report: “Schulische Begabtenförderung in Europa. Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick“, published by the „Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung“ (D).
Reviewer for several French, English and American journals in psychiatry and clinical psychology.
External expert for the E. C. (Framework programme Horizon 2020)