The GTMH in Taiwan

The Project Direc­tor, Prof. Dr. Hei­drun Stoeger, and part of the GTMH team attend­ed the 6th Con­fer­ence of the Inter­na­tion­al Research Asso­ci­a­tion for Tal­ent Devel­op­ment and Excel­lence (IRATDE) in Taipei, Tai­wan in April. Prof. Stoeger gave one of the keynotes. She spoke about the impor­tance of self-reg­u­lat­ed learn­ing for gift­ed stu­dents and tal­ent development—a sub­ject that will be part of the men­tor­ing con­cept of the GTMH, too.

Mem­bers of the team were also par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­fer­ence: Dr. Lin­lin Luo and Matthias Mad­er pre­sent­ed the GTMH and one of its core fea­tures, the “Plan­ning of Indi­vid­u­al­ized Learn­ing Path­ways”, in a sym­po­sium on “Men­tor­ing for High Achiev­ers in STEM”. Dr. Michael Heile­mann par­tic­i­pat­ed in the same sym­po­sium with his find­ings on “The Influ­ence of Learn­ing Resources on Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Behav­ior and Men­tor­ing Suc­cess in an Online-Men­tor­ing Pro­gram for Tal­ent­ed Girls”. Final­ly, Dr. Daniel Balestri­ni pre­sent­ed his research on “Sub­stan­ti­at­ing Cul­tur­al Ori­en­ta­tions Sup­port­ive of High Aca­d­e­m­ic Achieve­ment” in East Asia and the Unit­ed States.

The very well orga­nized con­fer­ence with the mot­to “Nur­tur­ing Poten­tials Into Full Bloom and Into Excel­lence” was a great suc­cess. The GTMH team used the oppor­tu­ni­ty to fur­ther expand the net­work for recruit­ing mentees and men­tors and to estab­lish con­tacts for future coöper­a­tion with tal­ent devel­op­ment experts from all over the world. Among oth­ers we dis­cussed the GTMH with researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers from the USA, India and, of course, var­i­ous East Asian coun­tries. All of them were very inter­est­ed and eager to par­tic­i­pate in the GTMH.

The clos­ing cer­e­mo­ny of the IRATDE con­fer­ence 2019 in Taipei.

Interview

In Decem­ber 2018, our project direc­tor Prof. Dr. Hei­drun Stoeger talked about the Glob­al Tal­ent Men­tor­ing Hub™, the goals in regard to tal­ent devel­op­ment and STEM edu­ca­tion, and the devel­op­ment of the project and the men­tor­ing plat­form with the Wirtschaft­szeitung, a region­al ger­man news­pa­per. The inter­view as well as an accom­pa­ny­ing arti­cle, describ­ing the project, its aims and its scope in the light of the short­age of skilled work­ers in the STEM area, appeared in the first edi­tion of the Wirtschaft­szeitung in 2019. You can read it here (in Ger­man):

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