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This battery, Evaluation of Potential Creativity (EPoC), is a new instrument that allows creative giftedness to be measured. It includes verbal and graphic sub-tests that measure the two key modes of creative cognition—divergent-exploratory thinking and convergent-integrative thinking—in elementary and middle-school students. Psychometric results concerning the instrument were developed, as well as an original, internet-based scoring system that enhances inter-rater reliability is under construction. It is a comprehensive evaluation tool that combines an approach to creativity by domain and by mode of thought, allowing a profile of creative potential to be assessed. The EPoC system provides opportunities to add additional domains to the assessment (e.g., social domain and the musical domain, currently under development). EPoC includes a training program for evaluators to facilitate test use and scoring.The battery, developed initially with a sample of French school children, can be used as an efficient diagnostic tool to identify creative potential and to monitor progress, using pre-tests and post-tests, in educational programs designed to enhance creativity. EPoC is available in five languages, including: French; English; Arabic; Turkish; and German. In the second phase of this project, the instrument will be available in other languages.

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Institut de Psychologie - Université Paris Descartes, 71 avenue Edouard Vaillant, 92774 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex–France. 

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General Director, ICIE,   Postfach 12 40; D-89002, Ulm; Germany.
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  • Paris – France                                                 July, 2008
  • Ulm – Germany                                                August, 2009
  • Amman – Jordan                                             January, 2010
  • Athens – Greece                                             June, 2010
  • Istanbul – Turkey                                            July, 2011
  • Dubai – United Arab Emirates                        January, 2012
  • Jerusalem                                                       July, 2012
  • Winnipeg – Canada                                        July, 2013
  • Winnipeg – Canada                                        July, 2014
  • Paris – France                                                July, 2014
  • Krakow – Poland                                            July, 2015
  • Winnipeg – Canada                                        July, 2015
  • Rijeka-Croatia                                                 May, 2016
  • Winnipeg – Canada                                        July, 2016
  • Dubai-United Arab Emirates                           December, 2016
  • Lisbon – Portugal                                           July, 2017
  • Amman – Jordan                                            October, 2017
  • Paris – France                                                 July, 2018
  • Winnipeg – Canada                                        July, 2018
  • Houston – USA                                               July, 2019

Welcome to the 17th ICIE conference 2018 on:
Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology
Latest Development in Research & Practices
Prairie View, Texas - USA (July 16-19, 2019)
Fred A. Bonner II, Ph.D.                                          Sandra K. Linke, Ph.D.                                         Patrick Blessinger, Ph.D.
Conference Chair                                                       ICIE Director, Co-Chair                                          HETL Executive Director, Co-Chair  

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ICIE in Croatia
Welcome to the 13th ICIE conference 2016 on:
Excellence & Innovation in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology
Creativity – Innovation – Latest Development in Research & Practices: Rijeka - Croatia (May 18-21, 2016)
Sandra Krpan, Chair                                     Korado Korlević, Honorary Chair                                   Sandra Linke, Ph.D., Co-Chair, ICIE
Marina Medarić, Co-Chair,                           Marko Filipović, Co-Chair,                                              Predrag Šustar, Ph.D., Co-Chair

The 12th international conference on Excellence in Education 2015: The Creativity - Innovation Challenge took place in Kraków – Poland (July 1-4, 2015). This international event is in partnership with The Jagiellonian University - Institute of Psychology.
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International Committee
Christer Johannesson, KTH, Albanova, Sweden.
Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver, Canada.
Françoys Gagné, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
Heinz Neber, Münich University, Münich, Germany.
Hisham B. Ghassib, Princess Sumaya University, Amman, Jordan.
Hojjat Adeli, College of Engineering; Ohio State University, USA.
Javier Touron, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
Joan Freeman, Middlesex University, England.
Joseph S. Renzulli, Connecticut University, USA.
Ken McCluskey, University of Winnipeg, Winipeg, Canada.
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute Villach, Austria.
Peter Goodyear, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Peter Merrotsy, University of New England, AUSTRALIA.
Rena Subotnik, APA, USA.
Robert Sternberg, Tufts University, USA. 

Prof. Dr. Taisir Subhi Yamin, (Fulbrighter).
General Director, The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE).
Co-Founder, The International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC).
Vice President, International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP).
Former President (2009-2013), The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).
Former Editor-in-Chief, Gifted and Talented International.
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