This comprehensive volume explores the origins, development, and applications for Françoys Gagné’s Differentiating Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT).
In an authoritative yet accessible style, Professor Gagné offers a holistic coverage of the DMGT, including its implications for the field, and its main divergent points with competing theories of talent development. Chapters guide readers through each of the five DMGT components, addressing the diversity of gifts, the contributions of Nature and Nurture, the most important personal qualities, the overemphasized power of outside agents, the key role of chance, and more.
Filled with illustrative examples and vignettes from the author’s estimable career, this book is the authoritative resource for researchers and students looking to understand the DMGT and its unique role in shaping gifted education as we know it today.
Table of Contents
1. Origins of the DMGT and Quick Owner’s Tour 2. Competencies and Aptitudes 3. The “How Many?” Question 4. About Talents and Gifts 5. The Nature and Nurture of Aptitudes 6. The Developmental Process 7. Intrapersonal Catalysts. 8. Environmental Catalysts 9. Developmental Dynamics 10. The DMGT Applied 11. A Self-extolling Finale
Françoys Gagné, a native French-speaking Quebecer, spent most of his professional career in the Department of Psychology at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Distinguished Scholar Award (1996) from the National Association for Gifted Children.