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I C Talent - Hong Kong

Language: English
Place: Hong Kong

Date: to be announced, intended start in 2020
Price: to be announced

Identification Counseling Talent (I C Talent), Hong Kong, 2020

In cooperation with our estimated partner, Open University Hong Kong (LiPACE), Radboud University intends to be offering the I C Talent programme in Hong Kong, from 2020 onwards. I C Talent will be based on the RITHA Practitioner Certificate programme, having a specific focus on Identification of Giftedness and the Counseling of the most Talented.

I C Talent will, like RITHA Practitioner, be a blended training programme, with corresponding seminars in Hong Kong.


Seminar I:          To be announced
Seminar II:         To be announced
Graduation:       To be announced


Euro:     To be announced
Time:    1 year, blended, part-time education


To be announced.
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The I C Talent Programme in Hong Kong is intended to lead to:
RITHA Practitioner Certificate in Identification and Counselling Talent


I C Talent will cover important themes in Gifted Education. Talent development needs of children can be met with different pedagogies and programmes. Students will be guided while developing a broad knowledge-based foundation in gifted education. They will be reflecting on their own views and learn to use different approaches of gifted education. A variety of systematic and evidence-based knowledge and skills will be acquired for talent identification, and for gaining practical experience in specific educational or community contexts.

Programme Structure

The programme has a total of 620 notional learning hours, mainly consisting of 48 face-to-face seminar teaching hours, 109 online contact hours and 200 practice hours. There is also a remaining 263 self-study and assessment hours for assignments and examination.

The programme structure is given as below:

For more information please feel free to 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 (skype meeting).

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to:
  • Identify (cognitive) talent when it is less obvious;
  • Gather relevant information to identify and serve the needs of potentially gifted children and share their findings with colleagues;
  • Develop self-awareness of own frame of reference, and how this may influence the identification process;
  • Act and reflect on own counselling, based on scientific knowledge, feedback and improve those actions accordingly (continuous learning process);
  • Reflect and develop critical self-awareness and take responsibility in counselling with appropriate risk in a professional code of conduct;
  • Evaluate and discuss personal and professional ethics in the counselling management of children learning and gifted children assessment;
  • Practice on becoming a RITHA practitioner with continuous critical self-reflection and making progressive adaptations; and
  • Acquire more advanced counselling practice experiences through cases, and become aware that the real practice may be different from the literature.

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
  • 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
  • Liesbet Stam-Gommans  (Elisabeth Huberta Johanna) 
    RITHA lecturer,
    Master in Pedagogy, Learning and Development, Radboud Univeristy, the Netherlands
    School Psychologist, Registered Child and Youth Psychologist through NIP, Dutch Association of Psychologists
    Primary School Teacher
    ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education
    Radboud University, the Netherlands
  • Mariska Poelman (Mariska Nicolette) 
    RITHA Lecturer
    Master of Science in Pedagogical Science, Radboud University, the Netherlands
    Registered Psychologist at CBO Talent Development
    Coordinator of Group Screening, CBO Talent Development
    Specialist in Special Education
    Teachers' College for Primary Education
    Member of ECHA
    Radboud University, the Netherlands


  • Monic Schijvenaars (Monica Petronella)
    Executive Director of Education, the Radboud Centre for Social Sciences, Radboud University
    Master of Arts, Radboud University, the Netherlands  
  • Lonneke Luycks 
    Master of Science in Educational Science
    Educational Innovation, Radboud Centre for Social Sciences, Radboud University, the Netherlands


Attempting to make I C Talent possible with us,
sharing of expertise and ideals,
spreading the word about the Radboud International Training on High Ability (RITHA)
and I C Talent -
We could not do it without our estimated partner:

Open University Hong Kong (LiPACE)

Thank you so much!!