A state of wonderment
What is it?
Your child is gifted, now what? You are looking for counselling, enrichment for your child but you are stuck. The language barrier and the age gap (“your child is too young for this group”) are a problem.
Gifted people have a different way of thinking, a different way of feeling, a different way of being. For that reason, you need a different approach, a different guidance. Proper knowledge of giftedness is necessary to fully comprehend what these children really need, which is more than just cognitive input.
Talent University offers enrichment classes during the day and in the evening. The main language is English, but communication in French is an option as well.
IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO OFFER A QUALITATIVE CURRICULUM,
TALENT UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATES WITH COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES.
THE FULL LIST OF CURRENT CO-OPERATIONS CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
What to expect?
- High-level input in a safe environment
- Small groups (<10) so your child can really be ‘seen’
- Working on social-emotional skills
- Gaining insight in own thinking patterns
- Acquiring successful experiences
- Meeting other gifted children (so-called ‘peers’)
- Thinking skills: Philosophy with children
- Possibility of asking your own questions, your own themes
Starting January 2019. Tuesdays
Trimester 2: 8 January, 22 January, 5 February, 19 February, 19 March, 2 April 2019
Trimester 3: 30 April, 14 May, 28 May, 11 June, 25 June 2019
14h00-16h30 Enrichment group – Day Age: 5 – 9 Years
16h30-18h15 Enrichment group – Evening Age: 5 – 9 Years
PARENTS HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO WORK AND WAIT FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN AN ADJACENT ROOM (WIFI AVAILABLE) AT A MINIMUM SERVICE RATE.
Participation rates for the SHINE! Enrichment groups:
Daytime Trimester 2 € 348 Trimester 3 € 290
Evening: Trimester 2 € 192 Trimester 3 € 160
Flexwork parents daytime: Trimester 2 € 90 Trimester 3 € 75
Flexwork parent evening: Trimester 2 € 60 Trimester 3 € 50
How to enrol
Please fill in following file or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Themes (note that not all themes will be covered)
Why did people use secret codes? We will get to work with secret codes, our memory and our own creativity. Who will break and make the best codes?
Dystopia and utopia?
- Debate and argue
- Responsibility: rights and responsibilities in a country
- Learning to persist
Wat is a game and why do we play it? How do you play without toys and how would the world look like without toys?
After investigating different kind of games, we will make our own game. During this, we will work on skills such as persistence, strategic thinking, goal-oriented working learning to see failure as learning experiences (learning to use feedback from other to improve your own game).
Planet earth: what is it, and why is it?
What is a country, what is a planet? How do you explain that to, for example, an alien? Do you hand over a file about the size of Slovenia, number of lakes in Spain, the number of inhabitants in China, … or would you rather let them taste Italian pizza? We will be looking in astonishment at a culture, language, society, unity and diversity.
Language: Swedish for beginners
Introduction to the Swedish language. We will use this language to acquire some study techniques. They will learn what it feels like to communicate with hands and feet. How well do you have to know a language before you have the guts to speak it?
We will return to the basics of communication: what do you need before you can say you are communicating?
Meanwhile, we will try and figure out whether there is a link between language and culture. What do you know about Sweden: Ikea meatballs, Pippi Longstocking, Abba, …?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do sessions take place?
Talent University rents a space in Overijse for these enrichment classes: Witherendreef 1, Overijse
Is this a school?
This is not a school, but a small-group traject in which we aim for a longterm growth on those aspects that exceptionally and profoundly gifted children often find difficulty dealing with. The main goal is the well-being: cognitively, socially, emotionally. Children who feel well, will automatically want to study and have new experiences, without external pressure.
I have more questions, where can I ask them?
You can ask all your questions by mailing at email@example.com, calling +32 472 25 60 05 or make an appointment in Bornem stating “Talent University’. This entitles you to a free of charge intake session of half an hour.