Gagné    Massé   Porath      Shore


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Professor Françoys Gagné is a French Canadian from Montreal, Quebec.  In 1967, he launched a large research program on the evaluation of college teachers by students; he headed that project until 1976.  In 1978, professor Gagné joined the department of Psychology, at the Université du Québec à Montréal, as a full professor, and decided to reorient his research interests toward the education of the gifted. His recent research interests include: (1) the study of people with multiple talents; (2) the interaction between aptitudes, interests, personality and environmental factors in the choice of a talent area, and in progress within that talent field; (3) the role of aptitudes in lay theories about talent fostering in education, in arts and in sports.  Outside Quebec, he is better known for his Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT), which has been endorsed by educational authorities in a few states in the U.S., and in Australia.  He has published extensively, both in French and English.  Dr. Gagné has also been active in his province as a speaker and consultant to school districts.  In 1985, he became the founding president of Giftedness Quebec, an association of parents and educators advocating special services for gifted and talented pupils.  Dr. Gagné has won major awards in the field of gifted education, among them an award in 1993 from the American MENSA Association for his research on gender differences in high abilities, an award from the Gifted Child Quarterly in 1994 for best article of the year, and another MENSA award in 1998 for his DMGT. In November 1996, he was given the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children "for significant contributions to the field of knowledge regarding the education of gifted individuals." A special issue of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted (winter 1999)  was recently devoted to his theoretical work.  You can also view his Differentiated model of Giftedness and Talent at the Western Australia Education Department website.

Professeur Françoys Gagné, Ph. D.                Phone: (514) 987 3000 (ext.4817 ) 
Departement de Psychologie, UQAM               Fax: (514) 987 7953
C.P. 8888, station Centre-Ville
(or: P.O. Box 8888, Downtown station)
Montréal, QC, Canada, H3C 3P8

Professeur Françoys Gagné, Ph.D.Le Modèle Différentiateur de la Douance et du Talent (MDDT) propose une distinction nette entre ces concepts fondamentaus que sont le dons (douance) et les talents

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Line Massé is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the Université du Quebec in Trois Rivières where she teaches courses concerning Exceptional Students, Methods in Special Education, Gifted Children, and Evaluation and Methods with Students with Behaviour Difficulties.  Dr. Massé has made numerous presentations across Canada, most recently concerning Envy Towards Talented Adolescents in Competitive Context and, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Students with Behavior Difficulties.  The abstract to her Ph.D thesis is our April article in the Research focus

Marion Porath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She also is Acting Associate Dean, Teacher Education. She teaches courses in the development of highly able children, research methods, and human development. She also leads an active research group of graduate students whose work is related to the development and education of highly able children. Marion serves on the board of The Association for the Gifted and is President-Elect of the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology.

Bruce Shore is Professor of Education and currently Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal where he is an active member of the High Ability and Inquiry Research group (HAIR), a  collaborative team of three professors, visiting staff, and nearly twenty teachers, psychologists, and others engaged in research or developmental activities related to high ability, creativity, and inquiry in teaching and learning. Bruce has served on the boards of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, the National Association for Gifted and Talented Children, and The Association for the Gifted (part of  the Council for Exceptional Children).

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