Towards a methodology to identify a talent by using psychological cognitive prototyping

M.H.M. Hammer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

59 Downloads (Pure)


Since education became an important aspect of society, teachers have a prelove for highly talented students. Especially young talented people relish profound attention of universities, firms, music ensembles, sports societies and artist groups. In higher education, students are encouraged to develop their unique strong point, named as talents. Around the globe, universities, institutes of higher and professional education provide students with programs for talent development and exploitation. Practitioners and educators complain on a regular basis that students rarely aware of what their talents are. It is experienced as difficult to identify them. This paper explores the possibility for mechanisms to identify, or recognize, a talent. Scholars and consultants developed many instrument on the development and exploitation of talents. But how can talents be identified? In this paper the fuzzy front end of talent recognition will be fostered. It is advocated that the psychological cognitive prototyping principles can be applied to identify the prototype of a talent.
Translated title of the contributionNaar een methode om talent te identificeren door gebruik te maken van een psychologisch cognitieve proto-type
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-409
JournalPractice and Theory in Systems of Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards a methodology to identify a talent by using psychological cognitive prototyping'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this