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RITHA Specialist (Block 1 ONLY) September 2022 - Hong Kong

Startdatum: 26 september 2022
Voertaal: Engels
Duur: 124 uren
Plaats: Hong Kong
Kosten: € 2.200,00
STAP-budget: Nee

RITHA Specialist (BLOCK 1 ONLY) Asia, Hong-Kong, September 2022

This programme is recognized by the European Council for High Ability (the ECHA), Radboud University as a part of the RITHA Specialist Programme, registrated from HKEDB NLP Registration No.: 273044(3)*

This programme aims to help develop your role as a teacher and/or counsellor of gifted students/people and to assist you in implementing gifted programmes in your own learning environment.


26 September 2022 – 23 January, 2023

(Seminar I (online or face to face):         07-23 October 2022

**Including an exam week



  • Certificate of Completion (Foundation of Gifted Education)

    Participants who successfully completed this programme is entitled for the exemption of block 1 for the RITHA Specialist or RITHA Practitionar programme within 4 years.

Achievement upon the completion

You will obtain a scientifically based framework of gifted education and learn where to find and how to critically review new information for purposes of shaping and building your own personal views and practices.

Programme Outlines

Educating Gifted and Talented Youth, the first module of the RITHA Specialist programme, covers all important aspects of gifted education, such as identifying issues in gifted education, the social and emotional development of gifted students, gifted education programme design and policy. It contains 53 hours of self-study (e.g. reading, assignments), 24 hours of online instruction (e.g. online lectures, online discussion forum) and a 3-hour final exam online.

Medium of Instruction: English


For more information please contact ms. Ava Kam: a.kam@ru.nl.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • A recognized degree or equivalent professional qualification (at QF Level 5);
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma at QF Level 4 of Psychology, Child Psychology, Education or other relevant disciplines from a recognized tertiary education institute;
  • Mature applicants aged 21 or above with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant working experience may also be considered to be eligible

Applicants might be asked to attend an admission interview (online meeting).


Online Learning Environment



RITHA academic lecturers:

  • Dr. Lianne Hoogeveen  (Alida Johanna Maria)

Programme Director RITHA

Ph.D. in Psychology

Registered Mental Health Psychologist

Researcher at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI, Radboud University)

Coordinator and lecturer Masters' Specialisation in Gifted Education (Radboud University)

Board Member European Council for High Ability (ECHA), Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • Sven Mathijssen  (Adriaan Cornelis Sven) 

Vice Programme Director RITHA

MSc in Psychology (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

University Teaching Qualification (Radboud University, the Netherlands)

Certificate Psychodiagnostic Assessment (NIP, the Dutch Association of Psychologists)
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Editor in Chief for Talent, a popular-scientific journal about giftedness

  • Dr. Enyi Jen

Ph.D. in Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies, Purdue University, USA

M.Ed. in Gifted Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Gifted Education Licence, Purdue University, USA

National Teaching Certificate in Language Art (Chinese), Taiwan

National Teaching Certificate in Counseling, Taiwan

ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education, Radboud University, the Netherlands


* It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.