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Person-centered approach

Support for gifted people that is person-centered involves a holistic view of the child (adolescent) as a person. This perspective regards children and adolescents as organizers of their own learning and educational processes.

Support for gifted people thus aims for more than just developing achievement potentials—children and adolescents learn to identify with their strengths and abilities and to integrate these into their self-concept. They can judge in which situations they are capable of transforming their potential into achievement. For this to happen, it is important to transfer personal responsibility to them for their own learning processes. This means that support activities are not planned for the individual children/adolescents but rather through mutual interaction with them.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.