The 18th Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education - March 24th 2012

Topic: "Long Term Impact of Enrichment"

Prof. Dr. Ernst Hany  is Professor of Psychological and Educational Assessment and the Psychology of Individual Differences at the University of Erfurt, Germany. In 1987, He got his Ph. D. from the University of Munich, Germany where he worked on the topic of the identification of gifted children under the supervision of Kurt A. Heller. He also did research on the development of gifted adolescents, and evaluated state-wide programs of gifted education. He continued his career at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich where he wrote his second thesis, on cognitive aging, under the supervision of the late Franz E. Weinert. Ernst Hany is on the supervisory board of several institutions and foundations for the nurturing of the gifted, and continuously supervises his doctoral candidates’ research on issues of giftedness, cultural understanding, and vocational counselling. psychologie/wp/?page_id=215

Josh Shaine is a migrant teacher, whose 30+ years in education include teaching and directing various programs for the MIT Educational Studies Program, serving as headmaster at an alternative school for 7th - 12th grade gifted disgruntled students, and working for public schools as a math teacher (6th grade & gifted pull out), play director, and home tutor. More recently, Josh has been teaching classes for the Voyagers Homeschool Cooperative & Resource Center, on whose board of directors he sits.
In his copious spare time, he runs the Beyond IQ conference series for/about HG/PG children and their families (, takes classes toward his masters in counseling, and slowly researches/writes about giftedness, underachievement, and non-linear thinking styles.