We would kindly like to inform you that there have been some changes in the conference programme.
1) The Workshop 6, scheduled for Friday, 10 September, form 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – author: Maureen Neihart – has been cancelled.
2) Doreen Yoke Leng Tan will chair the paper session 10: Personality & Social (instead of Maureen Neihart) scheduled for Thursday, 18 September, from 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Plečnik 5).
3) Poster 15, entitled Validation of Italian version of gifted rating scales school form. Preliminary data. – authors: Angela Beretta, Steven Pfeiffer, & Maria Assunta Zanetti – is moved to paper session 24: Models & Concepts, scheduled on Friday, 19 September, from :20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Boardroom Risba).
4) Paper entitled Gifted Education in the Digital Information Platform (PAP 3-3) – author Naif Kara – scheduled on Thursday, 18 September, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:40 a.m. (Plečnik 5) has been cancelled.
5) Paper entitled: The relation between social status and the ego-development of academically accelerated children (PAP 10-4) – authors Olga Wagenaar, Eddie Denessen, & Lianne Hoogeveen – scheduled on Thursday, 18 September, from 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Plečnik 5) has been cancelled.
Mojca Juriševič
On behalf of the Programme Committee

Preliminary programme

The preliminary programme as well as the detailed guidelines for presenters will be available on the conference website till 15th of August 2014. All presenters will also get e-mail with preliminary preliminary programme and detailed guidelines for presentation.

All presenters are asked to register to the conference in order for their contribution to be included in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the final programme.

List of presenters

Session guidelines

Please check the detailed programme for the location and time of different sessions.

The presenters, chair persons and discussants are kindly asked to be available in the room allocated for their session 10 minutes or earlier before the session will start, to check that the equipment is working correctly and the presentations are correctly loaded, or to upload their presentations. It is recommended that the presenters keep close track on time and (optionally) provide a number of copies of their presentations (i.e. handouts) to distribute to the interested participants.


SYM: Symposium /group oral presentations/ will be presented as four to five conceptually related research or best practice papers on a single theme, highlighting achievements and trends in current research or practice. Sessions are directed by a chairperson, involving presenters from at least three different countries and one discussant. Each presentation lasts 20-25 minutes. At the end of the symposium there should be a general discussion by a discussant (5-10 minutes) and the opportunity for participants to discuss with authors (20-35 minutes).


PAP: Papers /individual oral presentations/ will be presented in chaired thematic paper sessions and divided by strand (i.e. best practice or scientific strand). Each presentation lasts 15-20 minutes followed by 5-10 minutes of scheduled time for discussion and questions. Session concludes with a 5-15 minutes discussion with the audience.


POS: Posters /individual visual presentations in ISO A0 format (841 mm (width) x 1189 mm (height)/ will be presented in the foyer in front of the Plečnik Hall from Thursday, 18 September to Friday, 19 September. Informal sessions will be organised for conference participants to interact with authors, from 13:45 to 14:15 each day. The presenters are kindly asked to ensure that they stand next to their poster(s) during the both sessions for discussion and questions. Poster can be installed on Wednesday, 17 September after Welcome Reception. Pins for sticking will be provided.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The best poster will be awarded, all participants will receive a voting sheet in the conference bag!


WOR: Workshops /learning by doing sessions/ will be presented in interest groups and are scheduled for 60 minutes following the workshop structure (i.e. introduction, main activity, reflective discussion).


DEM: Demonstrations/ICT and performing and visual arts presentations, include thematic sessions on teaching or research tools or methods and music, dance, theatre, painting, photography, video, and other art forms presentations. Each demonstration lasts 20 minutes and it is followed by a time for discussion and questions (10 minutes).

Technical information

Oral Presentations (Symposia, Paper, Demonstration, Workshop)

All conference halls are equipped with computer connected to fast internet and hall sound system. Computers are equiped with Microsoft Windows and PowerPoint 2010.

Please send presentation (PowerPoint) to: till 15th of September 2014 and also bring presentation on USB stick (safety reason). For large presentation use:

Technical support: Borut Senicar ()

Call for Papers

Psihološka obzorja :: Horizons of Psychology

Horizons of Psychology is an on-line, free-access, peer-reviewed scientific and professional journal. Articles are published from all fields of psychology as well as interdisciplinary articles and articles from neighbouring fields. Hence, the authors can be either psychologists or non-psychologists, addressing issues involving psychology from points of view of their expertise. The aim of the journal is to encourage empirical and theoretical research in psychology by publishing and critically reviewing original research, theoretical discussions, methodological novelties and contemporary professional experience.

We accept articles written in either Slovenian or English language. The articles are published continuously as soon as they are accepted for publication. We encourage the EHCA Conference participants to submit an article based on their conference presentation!

Horizons of Psychology is published by the Slovenian Psychological Association, Linhartova 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Web address:

High Ability Studies

High Abilty Studies is the official scholarly journal of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA). We encourage all conference participants to submit a paper based on their conference presentation for peer review and possible publication in the journal.

High Ability Studies publishes papers in English. The journal is concerned with aspects of development, personality, cognition, social behaviour and cross-cultural issues in relation to high ability. Theoretical modelling and measurement techniques, as well as instructional strategies and curriculum issues, are of interest. Consequently, the journal presents material which is relevant to researchers in the field, to managers who have highly able individuals employed, to policy makers who need to find frameworks by which to make the best use of high ability in society, to mentors, coaches, teachers, counsellors and parents of highly able children.

Furthermore, the contents are not restricted to the study of manifest high level achievement, but include the identification and nurturance of unexercised potential. The journal appears twice yearly, in June and December. It is published by Taylor & Frances, Carfax Publishing, 4 Park Square, Milton Park, ABINGDON, OX14 4RN, U.K. ISSN 1359-8139


The International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC)

The International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC) is a refereed journal published twice a year by both the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) & Lost Prizes International (LPI).This journal has grown out of an ongoing, vibrant partnership between the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) and Lost Prizes International (LPI).So together, ICIE and LPI will continue to work in unison to forge partnerships with other individuals and groups through professional conferences that connect educators and create a spirit of global citizenship.

The IJTDC – offered both online and in hard-copy format – is one piece of our service-delivery puzzle. Since there are some messages, themes, and information we wanted to highlight from the outset, this first issue, and the second, are by-invitation-only. Many well-known researchers agreed to submit articles, and we thank them sincerely for their contributions. By the time the next volume rolls around, we will be opening things up and calling for papers in the traditional manner. Should we feel the need to focus on a particular topic from time to time, we’ll go the special issue route.

Aside from the articles, IJTDC will contain the following regular features:

  • Book Reviews. Important books in our discipline will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. This segment honours the memory of cherished colleagues who have passed on. All individuals recognized in this manner in IJTDC will have made enormous contributions to ICIE and/or LPI.
  • Profiles in Creativity. The intent here is to focus on the lives and work of pioneers in our area who are widely acknowledged for their creativity, and to consider what unique characteristics set them apart.
  • Exemplary Programs. Here is the place where real-world practitioners get to share their work in an international forum. In an effort to stimulate cross-cultural communication and partnering, however, the long-term goal is to feature various projects from many countries.

Welcome to IJTDC. Send manuscripts to:

Dr. Karen Magro, Editor-in-Chief,Faculty of Education,University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue,Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada,e-Mail:

Gifted Education International is a peer-reviewed journal that provides support, information and guidance on all aspects of gifted education. It is essential reading for teachers, parents, lecturers in education, psychologists and social workers, administrators and anyone interested in the field of gifted education.