ECHA Monthly Lectures

During the last General Assembly we announced that we will be organizing monthly lectures about themes related to ‘High Ability’. These lectures will be taking place on the last Thursday of every month.

The President of ECHA Professor Lianne Hoogeveen started this series on Thursday, the 30th of September, talking about Implicit Theories concerning Giftedness

Everybody has implicit theories, we need them to function: those things ‘we just know’. We use them also when we call someone gifted, or not gifted. It is good to give it a moment’s thought:  why do we call this person gifted, why do we consider someone else not gifted, and what are the implications of us thinking like that?  

The next lecture will take place on Thursday Oct 28th where Dr Colm O’Reilly and Dr Leeanne Hinch from CTY Ireland will talk about EGift – a free online course for teachers and parents of gifted students.

E-Gift was an Erasmus+ funded project which aimed to provide appropriate educational opportunities for gifted students at a school level. To accomplish this, the project focused on developing a free Online Educational Resource for teachers and parents which introduces them to the field of gifted education’s key issues, approaches and challenges. In this talk Dr. Colm O’Reilly and Dr. Leeanne Hinch will speak about this project and the five key strands of this programme: Identification, Lived Experience, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Teaching Strategies, and Programme Design Principles. Afterwards, participants will be able to access the platform and gain access to the free resources.

If you would like to attend a lecture, please email to request the Zoom link.

If you are interested to give a lecture yourself, or a workshop, please let us know! Send the title and a short summary of what you would like to present, and the month you would like to do that.