Focus of the Journal:
This journal will provide an international, inter-disciplinary, and cross cultural forum for practitioners and researchers interested in addressing issues related to talent development and creativity among children and young adults. It will emphasize an expansion of creativity and talent that is holistic and multi-cultural. Issues, new development, theoretical debate, and model development will be highlighted.
The focus of this journal is to highlight innovative programs and strategies that encourage talent development in children, youth, and adults in educational contexts. Teachers, counselors, scholars and in higher education, and consultants are encouraged to contribute articles that feature specific teaching/ learning approaches, innovative programs, and models of educational leadership that highlight the diverse ways talent, skill, and creativity can be encouraged, nurtured, and applied among children, adolescent, and adult learners.
How do teachers, schools, and educational institutions, in general, promote a holistic sense of creativity and skill development among their culturally diverse student groups? Are teachers encouraged to use innovative methods and approaches to learning? The purpose of this journal will be to inform educators and feature specific educational programs and teaching approaches that serve to reduce personal, social, and cultural barriers that impede talent development and creativity. We welcome practitioners and theorists who work in a range of programs that promote talent development in content areas such as art, drama, creative writing, music, science and environmental education, peace education, and athletic development. Teaching and learning approaches might include: innovative mentorship programs, experiential and discovery learning approaches, collaborative and co-operative learning, self-directed learning projects, and technology-based learning.
Key Aims of the Journal:
- Expansion of conceptions of talent and creativity;
- A forum to discussion innovations in educational leadership;
- A forum to discuss and disseminate research and viewpoints on the nature of talent development and creativity in specific educational programs and teaching approaches;
- Papers submitted can be based on: theory/ model building; case studies of innovative approaches; description of literature relevant to creativity and talent; book review; empirical research related to creativity and talent development among children, adolescents, and adult learners; and
- Encourage efficient peer review: Articles will be read by the editor-in-chief first and then sent out for peer review. The review process will take place within 6 weeks. Publication should be within 6 months.