Global Awareness

Concurrent

Instilling Ethical Leadership in Gifted Students with a Focus on Sustainability

Saturday, November 11
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 218 A

When gifted individuals use their talents in the world, their actions may have moral implications. Many of today’s high-ability students will become the leaders of tomorrow and will be working on finding solutions to society’s most challenging problems, among which is sustainability. This challenge encompasses the analysis of complex social, political, and economic issues that need to be addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective. In this session, we discuss how the complexity of these global issues calls for the connection between ethics and giftedness. Strategies to embed ethics into the interdisciplinary study of sustainability in the gifted classroom are presented.

Leticia Hernandez de Hahn

Associate Professor
Niagara University

Dr. Leticia Hernández de Hahn is a faculty member in the Department of Education at Niagara University and works in close collaboration with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut.
She earned a B.A. in Education from the Panamerican University in Mexico City, a M.A. in Special Education from the University of the Americas, also in Mexico City, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Her research interests include gender differences in mathematical problem solving, gifted underachievers, and differentiated instruction. She has more recently incorporated topics related to sustainability education to her research agenda.

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