The CoTalent project aims to provide teachers in European higher education with tools to stimulate their talented students
Europe simply cannot afford to waste talent. Therefore, nine organisations strongly committed to talent development in higher education have joined forces to develop tools that can help teachers spot and stimulate talents. Their project Working in Europe to Connect Talent development in higher education (CoTalent) has received EU funding under the Strategic Partnerships program within Erasmus+ Key Action 2, allowing it to run until August 2020.
About the CoTalent project
The CoTalent project addresses the issue with talented students in European higher education are not sufficiently challenged. As a consequence, young people do not fully develop their talents and the skills they need to have an excellent start in society. They might even drop out of education.
One way to handle this problem is to better equip teachers. Therefore, the nine organisations develop tools which help talented young people reach their full potential. These tools are integrated into the CoTalent Wizard, an e-learning environment helping teachers to foster talent. It is developed in an international process of co-creation and consists of three parts:
- MeTalent Mirror: an instrument for teachers to self-evaluate their views towards talent development
- YouTalent Spotter: an instrument to spot talented students
- An integrated e-library consisting of texts, images and minimovies enabling teachers to implement a research-based talent development program.
Teachers and students from the partner institutions work together in a process of co-creation to develop the CoTalent Wizard.