Transforming gifts into talents: the DMGT as a developmental theory1

@article{Gagn2004TransformingGI,
  title={Transforming gifts into talents: the DMGT as a developmental theory1},
  author={Françoys Gagn{\'e}},
  journal={High Ability Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={119 - 147}
}
  • F. Gagné
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Psychology
  • High Ability Studies
The Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) presents the talent development process (P) as the transformation of outstanding natural abilities, or gifts (G), into outstanding systematically developed skills which define expertise, or talent (T) 3 in a particular occupational field. This developmental sequence constitutes the heart of the DMGT. Three types of catalysts help or hinder that process: (a) interpersonal (I) catalysts, like personal traits and self‐management processes… 
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