Lianne Hoogeveen appointed to special professorship in Identification, Support and Counseling of Talent
Lianne Hoogeveen has been appointed to the special professorship in Identification, Support and Counseling of Talent at the Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences with effect from 1 March 2021. This teaching and research remit is a partnership with the Radboud Centre for Social Sciences and CBO Talent Development.
In her research, Hoogeveen will focus on research that contributes to discovering, recognising and challenging hidden talent. She will also be looking at education adjustments for gifted students. To this end, she will collaborate with colleagues in an international context, both from European and non-European universities, with the aim of increasing knowledge about and skill sets for dealing with gifted students.
“Everyone, including those with higher cognition and/or other exceptional abilities, deserve an environment that offers sufficient challenges in order for them to reach their full potential,” says Hoogeveen. “There are several reasons why a potential talent is often not recognised. My earlier research has shown that there are still many myths and prejudices surrounding gifted and talented individuals. Implicit theories play an important role and will be a subject of my future research. I focus on people with attributes that make recognition of talent difficult, such as students with learning and developmental issues as well as people who, because of their background, are disadvantaged.”