In our education, we start from what children and young people are not able to do. Then, we map what they have not learned. So we only work with half of our children and young people.
We want to map the talents and passion of children, young people and young adults to be able to look at what they can do. We choose to view those talents and passions in a development perspective. Children and young people should have the opportunity to experiment with their strengths in learning processes. That is what we want to strive for, both in schools and in a private context.
We map out talents by initially allowing children and young people to do it for themselves. Their vision of what they can do and like to do, is the starting point for developing talents and passion. We choose not to do this at the level of knowledge areas (you are good at calculating), but at the level of skills regarding all knowledge areas: skills related to problem solving, social skills and skills to achieve a result. In addition, we map out what children and young people do when they cannot deploy their talents. This can be caused by the context or by too much stress. All constructs we measure can be combined with each other, creating a very focused image of the talents and passion at that specific moment.
Starting from a number to map out talent and passion, we are getting started with individual guidance of pupils. This can range from study choice, about study method to a longer personal trajectory, whether or not linked to a specific need, need or limitation.tools
We work together with various schools to make their education more talent-oriented. We therefore work with teachers (lessons or projects), with management and student counselors (school policy and evaluation policy) or with pupils (sample projects). Where necessary, we first work with the teachers' team to map out their talents and passions and thus work on strengthening the team.
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